Intellectual Property


Sherman & Howard’s Intellectual Property team provides comprehensive IP counsel to clients of all sizes throughout their life cycle, from startup companies with emerging technology to publicly traded companies and global enterprises.


The Sherman & Howard Difference

We advise on all types of intellectual property including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, Internet domains, and brand identity, providing guidance on IP acquisition, monetization, optimization, licensing and enforcement. Composed of business lawyers, transactional counsel, and IP trial lawyers, our Intellectual Property team represents clients on all fronts, securing IP protection, maximizing the value of IP assets, and asserting and defending infringement and other IP-related claims.

Members of our team possess cutting-edge knowledge and extensive experience in applying both emerging and established principles of intellectual property law in nearly every type of industry. Our lawyers understand how intellectual property enhances the value of businesses and help clients build patent, trademark and copyright portfolios that utilize IP assets to their full advantage. We offer day-to-day guidance to employers on best practices for securing and protecting their intellectual property assets as well as advise on IP-related issues in the context of mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances.

Ranked Tier 1 by Best Lawyers in Colorado, our team of IP litigators has taken on and favorably resolved game-changing IP cases. Our trial lawyers frequently handle cases with and against some of the largest law firms in the nation and we have successfully litigated many disputes before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in federal courts throughout the nation.

Our Approach

Our team prides itself on creativity, responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness. We work closely with clients to create a customized approach that aligns with their short-term goals and long-term business objectives and collaborate with colleagues throughout our firm to ensure the legal, scientific, technical, and industry knowledge and experience needed to help our clients succeed and thrive in a highly competitive market.

When IP-related disputes arise, we evaluate the evidence and identify the issues critical to achieving early victories. Then we help our clients gain the leverage they need to succeed. With decades of experience, we are adept at clearly communicating complex concepts and technologies to judges and juries, and crafting cogent arguments to achieve victories.

Services

Our services include advising on and litigating issues related to:

  • Copyrights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks, trade names, and trade dress
  •  Brand optimization and protection
  • Trade secrets, unfair competition, and the misappropriation of proprietary information
  • IP portfolio development, management, and protection
  • IP licensing, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and collaborative arrangements
  • Issues in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Software and systems development, licensing, and protection
  • IP-related insurance counseling and coverage issues
  • Infringement and enforcement claims and defense
  • Global IP protection and enforcement strategies

We represent clients in federal and state courts, before the USPTO, the PTAB, and the TTAB, as well as before the ITC, WIPO, and numerous international alternative dispute resolution forums.

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