Welcome To Morriss O'Bryant Compagni Cannon

Your Source for IP Attorneys and Information


Protecting your invention with a patent can provide an incredibly competitive advantage and can be the most valuable asset of your company.  A patent gives you the right to exclude others from making, using, selling or offering to sell a product or process that infringes your patent.  Our IP attorneys will guide you through the patent process and help you acquire and maximize patent rights in your inventions.


The names, designs and expressions you use to identify your goods or services create trademarks that distinguish your products or business from others.  Trademark registrations give notice to others of your trademark rights and provide you with important rights to prevent others from using confusingly similar marks.  Our IP attorneys will help you protect and defend your marks..


As the creator of an original work of art, script, music, photographs, video or other creative works you have exclusive rights to use and distribute your copyrighted works.  While such copyrights automatically vest with the author upon creation, enforcement of your copyrights requires registration.  Our IP attorneys will help you obtain and enforce your valuable copyrights.


While securing and providing notice of your IP rights can be a powerful deterrent, it is sometimes necessary to enforce your IP rights against infringers.  Whether you need to enforce a patent, trademark or copyright, we will aggressively enforce your IP rights to the maximum extent under the law.  In addition, if you are ever accused of infringement, our experienced IP litigation team can defend you.

Who We Are

Morriss O’Bryant Compagni Cannon (MOCC) has been helping clients protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) rights for over 20 years.  With over 100 years of combined experience, you can trust our attorneys to protect your ideas and handle all of your IP needs.

Great ideas often require years of research and development to perfect. The investment made to develop your idea is something that you simply cannot afford to lose.

The attorneys at MOCC will help you secure and enforce the IP rights in your ideas.  We will evaluate your inventions, marks and works to help you determine what legal protection is right for you.

Whatever your IP law need may be, we have the right attorneys and experience to give you the best advice possible.


We have been successful in acquiring valuable IP rights for our clients when other law firms have failed.


Our attorneys pride themselves on providing our clients with prompt and personal attention.


Our clients’ patents, trademarks and copyrights have been successfully enforced against infringers in court.


We strive to maximize our clients’ IP protection by providing creative and innovative IP solutions, custom fit for each client.



Founded in 1999 by intellectual property lawyers Julie Morriss, David O’Bryant and Frank W. Compagni, MOCC is focused on the IP needs and rights of our clients.  As a law firm focused on IP, the attorneys of MOCC continually endeavor to maximize the IP rights of our clients.

  • Julie Morriss became the first female patent attorney in the state of Utah in 1990 and is recognized as one of Utah's premiere patent attorneys. Julie specializes in trademark and copyright protection along with patent preparation and prosecution.
  • David O'Bryant's patent expertise crosses many different engineering disciplines, but includes the diverse fields of computers, software design, networks, materials science, mass spectrometry and friction stir welding.
  • Frank Compagni had several years of extensive practical engineering experience before becoming a patent attorney. Frank graduated from the University of Utah College of Law and specializes in preparation, prosecution, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Frank is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Karl Cannon spent several years educating the public about intellectual property law issues in two regular newspaper columns for over a decade, and as the author of numerous articles in several different nationally distributed engineering magazines, is highly acclaimed by peer review and client review, specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law and related litigation, and is an AV-rated attorney.
  • Ryan Gillan has been in practice since 2007, first as a Registered Patent Agent and then as a Registered Patent Attorney, after serving as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for more than two years, and is a member of the D.C. Bar and the Utah Bar. Ryan specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law and related litigation.


Our Attorneys Have Over 120 Years Of Combined Experience

Julie Morriss, a Utah patent attorney

Julie K. Morriss

Founder, Registered Patent Attorney

David O'Bryant, a Utah patent attorney

David W. O’Bryant

Founder, Registered Patent Attorney

Frank Compagni, a Utah patent attorney

Frank W. Compagni

Founder, Registered Patent Attorney

Karl R Cannon, a Utah patent attorney

Karl R. Cannon

Member, Registered Patent Attorney

Ryan Gillan, a Utah patent attorney

Ryan P. Gillan

Partner, Registered Patent Attorney

MOCC IP Portfolio

Recently Issued Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights for our Clients

@MOCCLAW obtains patent for SWISSTOM AG

22 Feb 2020
Patent No.: 10,548,484
Applicant: Swisstom AG
Inventors:  Josef X. Brunner, Pascal Olivier Gaggero, Nicolas Robitaille