Mr. Walsworth, a registered patent attorney specializing in enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights, is co-head of the firm's litigation practice group. He routinely engages in patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright litigation, as well as arbitration, mediation and other private resolution models.
Mr. Walsworth has successfully resolved dozens of complex IP litigation matters working in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the 10th and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and numerous other Federal District Courts. Among the successful trial and negotiated resolutions he has earned for his clients, Mr. Walsworth recently led a team of attorneys in a two-week jury-trial in the Western District of Tennessee resulting in a rare finding of willful infringement and award of treble damages.
Mr. Walsworth assists a number of enterprise and entrepreneurial clients in acquiring IP, and has prepared and prosecuted domestic and foreign patent applications in diverse technology groups including medical, chemical, mechanical and electrical art groups. In addition, he advises clients on protecting their trade secrets and trademarks.
A Colorado Super Lawyer, Mr. Walsworth is an active member of several specialty trade associations and is a frequent speaker for industry trade groups on a diverse range of IP topics.
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D., 2005)
University of Colorado (B.S., Engineering, 1998)
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008
10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2005
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2015.
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2016
Speaker: "The Impact of the Hague Agreement on US Design Law," The Knowledge Group, May 17, 2016
Speaker: "Trade Secrets: Recent Updates and Best Practices," AIPLA Brown Bag Lunch Series, April 17, 2016
Speaker: "Developments in US and EU Design Patent Protection: What You Need to Know," The Knowledge Group; January 21, 2016
New Considerations for Protecting Intellectual Property -- Aug. 2015 -- Ian Walsworth presentation to the Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO) (click here to view a portion of the presentation)
Patent Strategies: Developing a Thorough Plan -- Dec. 9, 2014 -- Ian Walsworth in cooperation with Mark Pedigo, GHP Horwath (click here to view presentation)
WCM Industries v. IPS Corp., (W.D. Tenn) — Trial counsel for plaintiff in a patent infringement action involving multiple patents related to bath waste and overflow products. Following two-week jury trial, received a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff on all claims asserted, including a finding of willful infringement by defendant. Successfully defended against counterclaims of invalidity and non-infringement.
Court granted request to enhance the jury’s damage award due to willful infringement. Court found that: “based on the egregious nature of IPS’s conduct, that treble damages are appropriate.” Court trebled amount to more than $4.1 million.
Otter Products, LLC v. Treefrog Development, Inc (D. Colo.) — Represented defendant in patent infringement action involving multiple patents. Accused products sold under popular LifeProof brand. Successfully resolved through private settlement.
Thule Organization Solutions, Inc. v. Best Buy Stores, Inc.(D. Colo.) — Represented plaintiff in patent infringement action filed in District of Colorado. Successfully resolved through private settlement.
Dr. George Frey v. Medtronic Sofamore Danek USA, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Arbitration demand filed on behalf of plaintiff-surgeon. Successfully resolved through mediation.
Dr. George Frey v. Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc. et al (D. Colo.) — Represented plaintiff in breach of technology license agreement litigation. Resolved by trial to jury in Federal District Court.
Intelligent Designs 2000 Corporation v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in multi-defendant litigation for patent infringement, false advertising under the Lanham Act and violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.
SEK Corporation et al. v. Oldcastle Precast, Inc. (S.D. Ind.) — Defended against claims of patent infringement. Reached settlement after briefing on claim construction.
Lenox-MacLaren Surgical Corporation v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. (American Arbitration Association) — Counsel for local medical instrument fabricator in an arbitration involving claims for patent infringement and breach of contract.
StormTrap, LLC v. Oldcastle Precast, Inc. (D.N.J.) — Counsel for defendant in patent infringement action. Resolved through private settlement.
Qualmark Corporation v. Data Physics Corporation (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in dispute over use of “LING” trademark. Successfully dismissed parallel action pending in N.D. Cal. Reached private settlement in 2009.
R.W. Beck, Inc. v. E3 Consulting, LLC (D. Colo.) — Counsel for defendant in copyright infringement action. Motion to dismiss complaint granted by District Court. Action settled after arguments made before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Case Logic, Inc. v. Trans World Entertainment Corp. et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in patent infringement action concerning non-woven sleeves.
Utility Sciences, LLC et al. v. Utility Consulting Group, LLC et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in copyright infringement and unfair competition action. Resolved following successful preliminary injunction hearing in 2005.
Soothsoft Innovations Worldwide Inc. et al. v. K&H Manufacturing et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for defendant in patent infringement action. Reached private settlement in 2007.