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Intellectual Property Team

With almost two-dozen professionals, our IP team is the largest practice group at the firm.  Nearly half of the patent attorneys and patent agents on the team have backgrounds in Electrical Engineering, and several more have Computer Science and Information Technology backgrounds.  This emphasis has led to a cluster of clients in these fields  and a team sharply attuned to their technology and innovations.  Our expertise and experience also include Mechanical, Chemical, and Materials Science Engineering, as well as Physics, Biology, and Bio-Resource Engineering.  Our IP clients range from individual inventors and start-ups to the most sophisticated technology companies and universities in the world.

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Michael J. Setter

Partner (Denver)
JD, University of Missouri – Kansas City
BSEE, University of Missouri

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Stephen S. Roche

Partner (Denver)
JD, Marquette University
BSEE, Marquette University

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Melanie I. Rauch

Partner (Chicago)
JD, University of Illinois Chicago Law School
BS, Engineering Chemistry, Oakland University

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David J. Bovitz

Partner (Denver)
JD, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
BSEE, University of Minnesota

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Brian Arment

Partner (Denver)
JD, University of Colorado
BSEE, University of Colorado

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Nicole Swartz

Of Counsel (Austin)
JD, Tulane

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Sara J. Bradford

Partner (Denver)
JD, University of Colorado
BSEE, Kettering University

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Keith Arment

Partner (Denver)
JD, Marquette University
BSEE, University of Colorado

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Lana N. Kuchinski

Partner (Denver)
JD, University of Colorado
BSCE, University of Kansas

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Dave Schaumann

Of Counsel (Salt Lake City)
JD, Columbia University
BSEE, Brigham Young University

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Annie Clark

Patent Agent (Denver)
JD (2023), University of Denver
MS, Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics, Colorado School of Mines
BS, Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines

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Jack Setter

Patent Agent (Denver)
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado

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Steve Nicorata

Patent Attorney (Austin)

JD, University of Denver
BSEE, Purdue University

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Christian Best

Of Counsel (Austin)
JD, University of Richmond
BS, Computer Science, George Mason University

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William M. Fischer

Of Counsel (Denver)
JD, University of Colorado
BSEE, University of Colorado
BS, Biotechnology, Rutgers University
MS, Molecular Bioscience and Biotechnology, Lehigh University

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Heidi Wuestefeld

Of Counsel (Denver)
JD, Golden Gate University School of Law
BS, University of Oregon

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Ann Defranco

Patent Attorney (Denver)
JD, Northwestern School of Law
MS, Aerospace - University of Colorado

BS, Aerospace - University of Michigan

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Kent L. Baker

Patent Attorney (Milwaukee)

JD, Marquette University
BSEE, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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Les Gehman

Of Counsel (Fort Collins)
JD, University of Denver
MS, Engineering, University of California – Davis
BS, Materials Science and Electrical Engineering, University of California – Davis

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Matthew Patricoski

Patent Agent (Denver)

JD (2023), University of Denver

BS, University of Colorado

BA, Indiana University

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James Mcglynn

Patent Agent (Denver)

JD, University of Colorado

MS, University of Houston

BS, United States Naval Academy
 

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