Sheridan Ross

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An IP powerhouse in the Rocky Mountain region, Sheridan Ross has provided stellar IP services for more than 65 years. Its ability to maintain relationships with longstanding clientele is a testament to the strength of its attorneys. Managing partner Matthew Ellsworth specialises in advising electronic and software companies in protecting their most valuable IP assets. He works seamlessly with inventors and jumps at the chance to help them actualise their ideas in strategic and monetisable ways. Benefiting from over three decades of experience, Todd Blakely is recognised for his extensive knowledge base in all aspects of patent law. He is an excellent choice for those seeking integrated IP services. Rob Brunelli takes a data and analytics approach to IP development, advancement and enforcement. “Rob goes out of his way to meet client needs according to their schedule. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in litigation, and understands patent portfolios from a strategic viewpoint.” Accomplished litigator Scott Bialecki creates close long-term relationships with patrons and often counsels them throughout the lifecycle of their product. He works hand in hand with companies, specifically those trying to enter the Asian market. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical expert David Walker leads the life sciences group at the Denver office. He guides clients through the patent portfolio development cycle and carefully develops global patent protection strategies that align with their commercial goals. Sharing his life sciences expertise is Gary Connell, whose sharp and tailored advice allows companies to reduce potential risk when entering competitive markets. Former chair of Sheridan Ross Bruce Kugler has over four decades of legal experience and serves as a fountain of knowledge on patent prosecution related to mechanical, electro-mechanical, chemical and process engineering. He is passionate about maintaining lasting relationships with his clientele. Driving work in the high-tech space is Douglas Swartz, who has over 25 years of experience in the patent world. He creates global IP protection plans that reflect the commercial strategy of his following and his up-to-date knowledge of market pressures. David Kellis understands exactly what clients need and how to obtain it. He contributes amazing ideas and works with a trustworthy network of foreign associates to secure international patent protection. Making his IAM Patent 1000 debut this year is Matthew Holohan, who balances his legal and business acumen to provide pragmatic advice to organisations involved in high-stakes IP disputes. His background in physics translates to expertise in various technical disciplines. Also appearing in the guide for the first time is Kendria Pearson, who has wide-ranging and comprehensive knowledge of IP law. She works diligently to provide personalised advice across IP litigation, patent preparation, prosecution and due diligence.

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