Sheridan Ross attorneys selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2018

Seven attorneys from Sheridan Ross P.C., a Denver-based Intellectual Property law firm, were listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 in the areas of Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Biotechnology Law, IP Litigation and Patent Law. In addition, the firm’s Todd Blakely and Gary Connell were recognized with a 2018 Best Lawyers® in America “Lawyer of the Year” honor in their respective categories.

            Honored Sheridan Ross attorneys include:

Todd P. Blakely: Copyright Law, IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
With more than 30 years of experience, Blakely regularly handles intellectual property litigation, mediation and dispute resolution, licensing and transfer of domestic and international patent, trademark and copyright rights, and freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity opinions.

Robert R. Brunelli: Copyright Law, IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
As head of the firm’s litigation practice, Brunelli has more than 20 years of experience counseling early-stage start-ups to multi-national corporations in trial and appellate courts and before governmental tribunals.  He has successfully managed and litigated hundreds of complex intellectual property actions in most Federal District Courts in the United States.  He has also been involved in numerous Federal Appeal proceedings, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and United States Patent Office Board of Appeals and Interferences proceedings and in UDRP proceedings.

Gary J. Connell: Biotechnology Law, Patent Law
Connell's practice includes patent prosecution, technology licensing, patent opinions and strategic counseling, with an emphasis in the technology areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. His patent practice covers preparation and prosecution of applications with extensive experience in both the United States and foreign jurisdictions.

Joseph E. Kovarik: Patent Law
With technical training in biochemistry and molecular, cellular and developmental biology, Kovarik represents innovators in the medical device and biosciences fields, as well as innovative commercial products, insurance related methods, sportswear, health and beauty products, food products and formulations, lighting devices, plumbing and water treatment facilities. His diverse practice includes both patent prosecution and enforcement of intellectual property rights, often involving the mediation, arbitration or litigation of intellectual property issues.

John R. Posthumus: Litigation – Patent
A technology lawyer with more than 25 years of experience litigating complex patent and trademark disputes and providing sophisticated IP counseling, Posthumus has a national reputation for successfully and efficiently handling IP litigation matters. His experience includes jury and bench trials in federal courts across the U.S. Posthumus represents national and international companies in cases involving violations of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets. He is a lead enforcement counsel in trademark and unfair competition matters for an international real estate company.

Sabrina C. Stavish: Copyright Law, Trademark Law
With more than 27 years of experience and a focus on brand management and strategy, Stavish advises companies in nearly every industry while protecting their domestic and international trademarks, copyrights and Internet domains.

Her international practice includes Madrid Protocol filings, European Community filings and national filings throughout the world through a network of foreign trademark experts. She also handles domain name disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Proceeding, and appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Miriam D. Trudell: Trademark Law
With experience in all areas of trademark, copyright and domain name law, Trudell’s practice includes advising clients on domestic trademark protection and maintenance, including searching, clearing, filing and prosecuting. She also has experience with regard to Ex Parte practice and Opposition/Cancellation practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

About Best Lawyers
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About Sheridan Ross P.C.
Founded in 1954, Sheridan Ross is the oldest intellectual property law firm in the Rocky Mountain region and has grown to include 39 attorneys and three patent agents. From individuals, inventors and entrepreneurs to the world’s largest corporations, we believe that the extraordinary effort to innovate should be matched by the strength of protection.  With advanced degrees and work experience in technical fields including computer software, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and aeronautics – we are engineers, researchers, rocket scientists and so much more.  Working with clients from virtually every industry and technology, we’re known for our ability to deliver relevant, cost-effective solutions to a broad range of IP legal needs.