About Dobbin IP Law

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Intellectual property attorney protects inventions and other creations

For over 20 years, Geoff Dobbin has assisted independent inventors and other creators of intellectual property with protecting their “babies.” He understands just how invested you can feel after all the hard work that went into your creation.

Although he founded Dobbin IP Law, P.C. when he moved to Utah in 2001, Geoff has been practicing intellectual property law and representing creators in need of patents, copyrights and trademarks since 1998. With a degree in physics that gives him a solid scientific background to understand many different technical fields, he is quick on the uptake and easily grasps new concepts and ideas, no matter how complex.

Geoff is a solo practitioner with a strong track record as evidenced by his prior work. He especially enjoys working with independent inventors and watching businesses grow and expand. He is an avid fan of Doctor Who, the Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek. In his spare time he enjoys smoking various kinds of foods and volunteers at his local church.


Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1997 (inactive)
  • Utah, 2002
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 1998


  • J.D., University of Colorado, 1997
  • B.A., Physics, Alfred University, 1994



Shaylyn has been working at Dobbin IP Law since 2012. When she first started, she worked as Geoff’s office and personal assistant. Seven years later, she is now working as our intellectual property paralegal. She spends most of her time keeping track of the docket, communicating with clients, and helping Geoff with legal filings. She is also a notary and is primarily responsible for keeping the office running as smoothly as possible.
She is currently attending Salt Lake Community College to receive her AAS in paralegal studies. When she is not working or busy with school, she enjoys sitting down to read a good book, dancing, and going on hikes.