Mr. Fountain is Of Counsel with the firm’s Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups. He litigates complex domestic and international trademark, rights of publicity, copyright, trade secret, patent, and business disputes in the federal and state courts. He has appeared in more than 100 cases in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada since 2006 and is often called upon to act as lead, co-lead, or local counsel in the most sophisticated intellectual property disputes litigated in Nevada. Mr. Fountain has successfully obtained orders to seize counterfeit goods at Nevada trade shows such as CES, SEMA, the National Hardware Show, and MAGIC. He represents hotels, casinos, production companies, architects, design firms, artists, and software developers in copyright infringement litigation. In addition, Mr. Fountain prosecutes and defends cybersquatting actions and related Internet disputes including those involving social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Prior to joining Lewis Roca Rothgerber, Mr. Fountain was an Associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group at the international law firm Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Detroit, Michigan.
While in law school, Mr. Fountain was a member of the Native American Law Students Association, an associate and an executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, a research assistant to Professor Paul H. Robinson, and a recipient of the “Best Paper” award in Professor William R. Jentes’ complex litigation seminar.
Mr. Fountain was is named one of the in the Desert Companion’s 2014 Top Lawyers of Southern Nevada for litigation, and was named in the 2012 edition of Nevada Business' Legal Elite Top 150, in the areas of iIntellectual pProperty and lLitigation. He has been mentioned on Bloomberg.com and Law360.com, quoted by the Chicago Reader and the Las Vegas Sun, and has been interviewed by National Public Radio in connection with his representation of defendants in copyright infringement cases filed by Righthaven LLC.
While at the University of Nevada, Mr. Fountain was awarded the Political Science Department Scholarship, was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key national honor societies and made the Dean’s List seven times.
Mr. Fountain also possesses a Certificate in Trial Skills and a Certificate in Deposition Skills from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).