Ann Defranco
Patent Attorney


Ann Defranco


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