Ann Defranco
Patent Attorney

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Ann Defranco

Denver

JD, Northwestern School of Law

M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado

M.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

(303) 255-3588

Ann is a patent attorney at Setter Roche whose practice includes patent and trademark prosecution in a variety of fields, including aerospace, software, and factory automation.  Ann pursued patent law after a varied career in academia, research, and engineering.  Ann's experience includes instructing in the Department of Applied Math at the University of Colorado, as well as engineering positions with Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, CA, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.  

Ann has worked with a variety of technologies, including:

  • Computer software

  • Data Center Orchestration and Operations

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Geolocation services

  • Network security

  • Voice analysis and recognition

  • Network protocols

  • Media storage

  • Cloud computing

  • Aerospace Engineering

Areas of Practice:

  • U.S. and International Patent Preparation and Prosecution

  • Patent Analysis and Opinions

  • Trademarks

  • Licensing

  • Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Colorado

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office