Utah Genius was founded in 2009 by Rand Bateman, a local patent attorney. Appreciating that much of Utah’s vibrant economy has to do with the innovative nature of Utah companies, Rand decided that he could give back to the community by honoring those who were driving Utah’s creative economy. Rather than focusing only on the companies, however, he decided to also honor the people behind the innovations – e.g. Utah’s Geniuses.

The 2018 Utah Genius is presented by DURHAM, JOMES & PINEGAR and The ENTERPRISE – Utah’s Business Journal. Our sponsors include CONTENT UNIVERSITY by SnappConner PR, FLUENT WORLDS, WOMEN TECH COUNCIL, CORPORATE ALLIANCE, GOENGINEER, The Salt Lake Chamber, The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and BIO-UTAH.

UTAH GENIUS recognizes:

  • Utah’s Top 20 Inventors
  • Utah’s Top 20 Companies by Number of Patents Issued
  • Utah’s Top 10 Trademark Registrants
  • Lifetime Achievement Award


Our Executives:

Nelly Lycurgue: Utah Genius CEO

Kaitlin Gappmayer: Executive Assistant

Simone Bateman: Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Severine Bateman: Chief Communications (CCO)

Melody Chang: Chief Information Officer (CIO)



Contact Us:

Email: mail@utahgenius.com

Phone: 385-202-4487

Website: utahgenius.com