Recognitions

   

WTR honors leading individuals and firms through its Industry Awards which are based on research that includes more than 1,500 face-to-face and telephone interviews with trademark specialists around the world. Here’s what WTR 2017 had to say about our firm and several members of our team:

As the oldest and largest IP firm in the Rocky Mountains, Sheridan Ross “deserves accolades for its position in the Colorado market”. The gamut of services is expertly provided, although its signature strength lies in securing watertight domestic and international protection for clients’ brands.

Boasting a wealth of experience in this regard, Sabrina Stavish leads the group with consummate poise. On the enforcement side of the equation is John Posthumus, a dab hand at all manner of disputes; he “delivers high-quality services and has a great reputation”. Currently sitting on the International Trademark Association’s Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee – and following a recent stint on the US Amicus Sub-committee – Posthumus is actively involved at the cutting edge of trademark law. With nearly three decades of experience in the field, Lewis Hansen is spectacularly proficient in the drafting and negotiation of licensing transactions, and skillfully develops the portfolios of companies in the brewing, software, clothing and electronic devices sectors to their fullest potential. Rounding off the set is the sage Miriam Trudell, whose broad expertise extends to domain name disputes, including Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings.

Click here for additional information and rankings from the 2017 edition of World Trademark Review.

Sheridan Ross earns #40 spot in Juristat Top 100 for 2017 -- The Juristat Top 100, the only ranking of U.S. patent prosecution firms based on objective firm performance measurement, is unique in that it considers both volume and performance in four key metrics:

  • Number of Applications Filed
  • Allowance Rate
  • Average Number of Office Actions Before Allowance
  • Average Time to Allowance

Firm rankings are calculated for each of the criterion above and Juristat calculates an overall ranking by determining a weighted average of each firm’s four rankings. Our firm overall ranking earned us the #40 position on this prestigious list for 2017.

 

Four Sheridan Ross shareholders have been named to the 5280 Top Lawyers list for 2017.  

The third annual list included more than 500 of the Denver area’s best attorneys across numerous specialty practice areas.

Making the list for the third straight year:
Rob Brunelli, Intellectual Property: Litigation
John Posthumus, Intellectual Property: Litigation
Gary Connell, Intellectual Property: Patent
Sabrina Stavish, Intellectual Property: Trademark

Congratulations to our honorees who were selected by their peers for this prestigious honor.

 

19 Sheridan Ross Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers/Rising Stars 2017

Twelve attorneys from Denver-based Sheridan Ross P.C. were selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers 2017 and another seven attorneys were named Rising Stars. Honored Sheridan Ross Super Lawyers include:

  • Todd Blakely, IP
  • Robert Brunelli, IP Litigation
  • Lew Hansen, IP
  • Joseph Kovarik, IP
  • Bruce Kugler, IP
  • Benjamin Lieb, IP Litigation
  • Craig Mueller, IP
  • John Posthumus, IP Litigation
  • Sabrina Stavish, IP
  • Douglas Swartz, IP
  • Miriam Trudell, IP
  • Ian Walsworth, IP Litigation

In addition, seven Sheridan Ross attorneys were selected as Colorado Rising Stars for 2017: James Burke (IP); Hiwot Covell (IP); Matthew Ellsworth (IP); Pamela Hirschman (IP); Patricia Ho (IP Litigation); David Kellis (IP); and Kendria Pearson (IP).

 

Top Patent Firms for 2015

Sheridan Ross P.C. has been named one of the country’s Top Patent Firms by IPWatchdog.com based on the total number of U.S. utility patents issued in 2015. IPWatchdog.com is the leading Intellectual Property Law Blog on the Internet covering the business, substance, and law of patents, technology and innovation.

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17 Sheridan Ross Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers/Rising Stars 2016; Three Shareholders among Colorado’s Top 100 Attorneys

Ten attorneys from Denver-based Sheridan Ross P.C. were selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers 2016 and another seven attorneys were named Rising Stars. In addition, Shareholders Todd Blakely, John Posthumus and Sabrina Stavish were also honored with inclusion in the 2016 list of Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers based on point totals in the nomination, research and the panel’s review process. Stavish was also named to the Top 50 Women Attorneys list. Honored Sheridan Ross attorneys include:

  • Todd Blakely, IP
  • Robert Brunelli, IP Litigation
  • Lew Hansen, IP
  • Joseph Kovarik, IP
  • Bruce Kugler, IP
  • Benjamin Lieb, IP Litigation
  • John Posthumus, IP Litigation
  • Sabrina Stavish, IP
  • Douglas Swartz, IP
  • Miriam Trudell, IP

In addition, seven Sheridan Ross attorneys were selected as Colorado Rising Stars for 2016: James Burke (IP); Hiwot Covell (IP); Pamela Hirschman (IP); Patricia Ho (IP Litigation); David Kellis (IP Litigation); Rita Sanzgiri (IP); and Richard Zelenka (IP Litigation).

 

   
World Trademark Review 2016 Honors Firm and Shareholders

We are excited to share the recent accolades and earned recognition of our Trademark and Copyright team in the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review.  Now in its sixth year, WTR honors leading individuals and firms through its Industry Awards which are based on research that includes more than 1,500 face-to-face and telephone interviews with trademark specialists around the world.

Here’s what WTR 2016 had to say about our firm and several members of our team:

Enterprising boutique Sheridan Ross is the oldest IP firm in the Rocky Mountains and has gone from strength to strength since it opened its doors in 1954. It handles the full spectrum of trademark issues with aplomb, but its real province is the confluence between trademark and advertising.

Few professionals in this part of the country have racked up more impressive filing stats than the “established and well-known” Sabrina Stavish, for whom peers profess “tremendous respect” and who is also a familiar face at the USPTO.

With more than two decades of contentious experience behind him, “key lawyer” John Posthumus is additionally called on to counsel on the IP aspects of M&A deals.

International specialist Miriam Trudell has successfully prosecuted a raft of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings.

Having drafted innumerable software and website agreements, Lewis Hansen is another internet maestro celebrated across the state and beyond.

Click here for additional information and rankings from the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review.

 

Denver-based Sheridan Ross P.C., an intellectual property law firm established in 1960, has been ranked in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following areas:

National Awards

  • Tier 2, Trademark Law
  • Tier 3, Copyright Law

Metropolitan Awards

  • Tier 1, Colorado, Copyright Law
  • Tier 1, Colorado, Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Tier 1, Colorado, Patent Law
  • Tier 1, Colorado, Trademark Law

Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2016 Edition of "Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.