Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

The diverse backgrounds of the attorneys in the Intellectual Property department at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck are what define our unique perspectives and services. Amongst us are former scientists and engineers, in-house counsel, marketing and advertising consultants, ska band members, college athletes, mountaineers and salmon fishermen. Our department provides a market-based and real-world approach to the management, analysis, protection and defence of your unique IP rights. We make it our business to understand your business.

In our transactional practice, our team procures patents, trademarks and copyright in federal and foreign jurisdictions for local, national and international clients. We counsel clients on technology, data privacy and brand matters, and build comprehensive and cohesive IP portfolios and strategies. We conduct privacy, cybersecurity and IP audits, prepare and review licensing and technology agreements, and provide due diligence for corporate transactions. We guide product development from initial stages of research through regulatory approval and research, and prepare freedom-to-operate assessments and infringement, non-infringement and invalidity opinions. Our technical and legal experience is second to none.

Whether at the courthouse or the US Patent and Trademark Office, our litigation team handles complex patent infringement cases, Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter partes reviews, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions and cancellations, and trade secret, copyright, trademark, cyber breach and related litigation. We also work with foreign counsel throughout the world to coordinate parallel proceedings outside the United States. We have a track record of courtroom victories and settlements in almost every type of industry that few, if any, of our competitors can match.

Brownstein has a dedicated team of patent professionals with deep technical expertise across a wide range of technologies. Drawing from a technically diverse group of scientists and engineers, with backgrounds in software development, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, material science, medical devices and biochemistry, Brownstein is able to apply the right technical expertise to our clients’ products and specialised industries.


  • Brand management, trademark and copyright protection
  • IP litigation
  • Patent prosecution and licensing
  • Privacy and cybersecurity
  • Technology transactions

Patent prosecution and licensing

Brownstein’s patent team builds patent assets that protect investments in critical innovation to help to secure our clients’ positions in the marketplace. Our team has a proven track record of developing and curating patent portfolios that are both technically relevant and legally enforceable for some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies.

Our team is also experienced in assessing patent threats and defending patent legal challenges, whether it involves inter partes reviews or working with our patent litigators to defend clients accused of patent infringement. We help clients understand patent landscapes through targeted patent diligence and freedom-to-operate counselling, and regularly use our patent licensing experience to work with clients and their partners in securing the rights needed for their business.

Working collaboratively with the firm’s corporate, natural resources and government relations teams, our patent group is able to capitalise on the insight of our colleagues to help clients stay informed and adapt to the latest developments in the law and remain meaningfully involved in the legislative process when needed.

Contact details

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
410 Seventeenth Street
Suite 2200
Denver CO 80202-4432
United States

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