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Hi I'm Taylor Meacham.

I'm an IP attorney, trying to meld a love of technology, law, and business. I like libraries, zoos, and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho. I've always loved animals, the outdoors, and my local public library. In college I studied electrical engineering, finishing with a graduate degree and a J.D. after nearly ten years. Along the way I was fortunate to marry a wonderful woman. We had three bright, beautiful girls before I finished school and began my career, and have four girls now. Now I'm a patent attorney, using my understanding of science and engineering to help technology companies protect the fruit of their research and development so they can bring new and better products and services to people around the world. We have moved from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States. And fortunately, we've enjoyed it all.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already actively involved in the LDS Church, but I don't think that's a solid reason for continuing in the Church. Throughout my life I've had and have opportunities to question myself as to what I really believe. For instance, do I really belief Joseph Smith was a prophet? Do I really believe there is a prophet today? And whenever I sincerely ask these questions, the answer is yes. While I know some aspects may be harder to believe at first blush than others, I believe the Book of Mormon to have been written and translated under God's direction. I read the book and it makes sense to my mind and "heart." When I pray, I pray to God, to a being who knows me and cares for me as I am and wants me to become better. And when I hear President Monson, the President of the Church, I recognize him as a prophet of God. I remember talking with my mom when I was a teenager, and she was trying to explain the concept of"felt meaning" to me, that we can feel meaning or feel knowledge. Obviously, it's not a concept that is easy for a teenage boy to grasp. I didn't then, but I think I do now. I know these things by feelings, feelings distinct from emotion. Some things in this life we can only know by feeling in this sense. While I fall short of the heavenly ideals of the Church in many respects, these things offer me support and encouragement in my efforts. I feel I can trust them.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church affects most everything about me. Frankly, that's how I want my religious life to be. Most particularly, my religious life should permeate my relationships with those around me, whether I'm at the library, the zoo, in traffic, or at work. I try to remember that everyone I see is a brother or sister as God sees things. People deserve my respect. At Church, I'm a sunday school teacher for the adults in my congregation. We have great discussions about the scriptures and about what they can tell us about God and how we should live. It is a privilege to serve this way, and an opportunity for me to immerse myself in study more than I might without this responsibility.