Todd P. Blakely
Executive Committee
(303) 863-2979

1560 Broadway
Suite #1200
Denver, CO 80202

Mr. Blakely's practice involves all aspects of intellectual property including the preparation, prosecution, and litigation and licensing of domestic and international patent, trademark and copyright matters.

With over 30 years of experience, Todd regularly manages intellectual property litigation, mediation and dispute resolution, licensing of domestic and international patent, trademark and copyright rights, and freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity opinions. As manager of the intellectual property portfolios of a number of clients, Mr. Blakely also handles preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark rights - developing value-oriented intellectual property portfolios for clients in diverse fields.

Todd's diverse roster of clients includes electronic hardware manufacturers, access control equipment manufacturers, including RFID, electronic and mechanical security systems and devices, oil and gas exploration and recovery equipment manufacturers, banking institutions, cellular equipment and system providers, entertainment content distribution companies, medical and surgical device manufacturers, international travel and tour operators, photography service providers, personal care product manufacturers, sport eyewear companies, and hospitality companies.

Patent Prosecution
Intellectual Property Litigation
Patent Litigation
Trade Secrets and Confidentiality
Intellectual Property in Employment
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Patent Office Post-Grant Proceedings
Trademark and Copyright
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology/ Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1983)

Purdue University (B.S., Engineering, 1980)
 

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1983

Colorado, 1989

United States District Court, District of Colorado, 1989

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1989

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1995

United States Supreme Court, 2000

Mr. Blakely believes lawyers should be active in and support their communities. He is a former President of the Board of Directors for The Legal Center for Persons with Disabilities and Older People (now Disability Law Colorado) – Colorado’s federally designated protection and advocacy system. He is also a founder and Board Vice President of Sports Made Possible, an organization that built and maintains an adaptive sports field and runs baseball leagues for individuals with disabilities.

Managing IP Stars, 2015

IAM Patent 1000, 2015-2016

Best Lawyers®, 2014-18 (Lawyer of the Year, 2018)

Colorado Super Lawyers, 2010-2017; Top 100 Attorneys, 2016-17

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated

Speaker: "Marijuana and Cannabis Update;
• the intersection between cannabis and IP law
• state and federal cannabis litigation and the application of those decisions to cannabis IP rights
• state and federal cannabis regulatory law changes as a result of the 2016 election," Rocky Mountain IP and Technology Law Institute, Westminster, Colorado, June 2017.

Speaker: "Commercialization of Marijuana: An Update," 14th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute, Colorado Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, June 2, 2016. 

Speaker: "Intellectual Property and Marijuana Legalization," CLE International Conference on Recreational Marijuana, April 12, 2016.

Speaker/Panelist, "The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Cannabis," at the Cannabis Business, Law and Ethics: Counseling the Entrepreneur Conference, Cardozo Law School, April 23, 2015.

Patent Litigation: Cases Present Unique Challenges to Juries, Litigators: Law Week Colorado, May 15, 2017

Blakely recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2017 Read more...

Fed Circuit Recognizes Patent-Agent Privilege, Law Week Colorado, March 21, 2016 -- Blakely quoted in story highlighting the majority opinion issues in early March 2016

Blakely recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2016 Read more...

Todd Blakely provides his perspective the challenges legalized marijuana is playing in the world of IP -- Law Week Colorado April 20, 2015.

Todd Blakely Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2015. Read more.

Aug. 19, 2014 -- Four attorneys from Sheridan Ross P.C., a Denver-based Intellectual Property law firm, were listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the areas of Copyright Law, Trademark Law, IP Litigation and Patent Law.

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.

OraLabs, Inc. v. The Kind Group LLC  and EOS Products LLC, (D. Colo.) — Counsel for declaratory judgment plaintiff OraLabs in action for trade dress and deisgn patent infringement. 

Loughlin v. Ling et al (Fed. Cir.) — Counsel for Appellees in action affirming lower tribunal. 

Robert Sauber v. Professional Bull Riders, Inc., (N.D. Ill.) — Counsel for defendant in a declaratory judgment action involving claims of trademark infringement, deceptive trade practices and unfair competition.

eBags, Inc. v. Godwin Ude and Kingdom Assets, (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in an action for trademark and trade dress infringement and unfair competition.

Molycorp Minerals, LLC v HaloSource, Inc., (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in an action for breach of contract. Misappropriation, fraudulent representation and ownership of intellectual property.

Kikkerland Design, Inc. v. Foldz, LLC et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for defendants in an action for patent infringement, breach of contract and antitrust involving folding step stools.

The Kong Company, LLC v. Ottosson et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in declaratory judgment action for non-infringement and invalidity of patent directed to interactive pet toy.

Drussel Wilfley Design, LLC v. Rekluse Motor Sports, Inc. et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patents directed to automatic clutches for motorcycles.

Alpine Banks of Colorado v. Alpine Dank LLC et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of ALPINE BANK trademark and unfair competition.

SEK Corporation v. Oldcastle Precast, Inc. et al. (S.D. Ind.) — Counsel for defendants in an action for infringement of patent directed to landscaping products.

Oldcastle Precast, Inc. v. Granite Precasting & Concrete, Inc. (W.D. Wash) — Counsel for plaintiff in an action for infringement of copyrights directed to precast concrete vaults.

Allsafe Technologies, Inc. v. Leighton Technologies, Inc. et al. (W.D.N.Y) — Counsel for plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action for non-infringement and invalidity of patents directed to radio frequency access control cards and methods for making the cards.

Aaron Carter and Labsciences, Inc. v. Westmed, Inc. et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for defendant in an action for misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement and breach of contract.

Genetic Technologies Limited v. Beckman Coulter, Inc. et al. (W.D. Wis.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patents involving non-coding DNA.

Hospice of Metro Denver, Inc. v. Hospice of Larimer County, (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff for infringement of trademark PATHWAYS for palliative care services.

The Kong Company, LLC v. Worldwise, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of trade dress and trademark KONG and unfair competition for animal toys.

Metropolitan Homes, Inc. v. Metropolitan Homes Real Estate, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of trademark METROPOLITAN HOMES.

NexTech Systems, Inc. v. PatientNow, Inc. et al. (M.D. Fla.) — Counsel for defendant in action for trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition.

Stampoultzis v. KVP International, Inc., (S.D.N.Y) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of patent directed to protective animal collar.

KidsMed, Inc. v. Westmed, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of copyright directed to animal-shaped pediatric oxygen mask.

Rogue Wave Software, Inc. v. ArisGlobal, LLC (D. Colo.) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of software copyright and breach of contract.

Capewell Components Company, LLC v. ICM Corporation (D. Conn.) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of patent directed to hand tool for attaching connector to coaxial cable.

Platypus Wear, Inc. v. Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation (D. Colo.) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of BAD BOY trademarks and related copyrights for beverages.

HID Global Corp. v. Leighton Technologies, Inc. and General Patent Corp. Int’l. (C.D. Cal.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for declaratory judgment of non-infringement, invalidity and unenforceability of multiple patents directed to structures and methods for manufacturing laminated RFID security access cards.

Sinox Company, Ltd. and E&B Giftware, LLC v. The Eastern Company (S.D.N.Y.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for declaratory judgment of non-infringement of patent directed to Transportation Security Administration-approved padlock with dual independent locking mechanisms.

Cabela’s, Inc . v. The Orvis Company, Inc. (D. Neb.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of trademark PRO GUIDE.

Case Logic, Inc. v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patent directed to sleeve for carrying/ holding compact discs.

Case Logic, Inc. v. Quest Industries, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patent directed to sleeve for carrying/ holding compact discs.

OraLabs, Inc. v. Molded Container Corporation (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of design patents directed to lip balm and hand sanitizer article holders and LEASHABLES trademark.

Case Logic, Inc. v. The Betesh Group et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patent directed to sleeve for carrying/ holding compact discs.

Maxtor Corporation v. Magnetic Media Development, LLC (C.D. Cal.) — Counsel for plaintiff in declaratory judgment action for non-infringement of patent directed to thin film magnetic recording media.

Natural Waters of Viti Ltd. v. CEO Int’l Holdings Inc. (E.D. Va.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of trade dress and trademarks involving the water bottle and label design for FIJI natural artisan water.

CIVIX-DDI, LLC v. Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of patent directed to global position mapping device.

Particle Measurement Systems v. RION Co. Ltd. et al. — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of patent directed to optical particle measurement device.

Pumpkin Ltd. v. HMS Mfg. Co. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for patent infringement directed to pumpkin carving kit.

HID Corporation v. Sytron, Inc., et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patents directed to communication protocols for RFID security access devices.

HID Corporation v. BasIQ Systems, Inc. et al. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patents directed to communication protocols for RFID security access devices.

Laser Products, Inc. v. Computerized Cutters, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patent directed to method and apparatus for metal bending.

Destron/IDI, Inc. v. Electronic Identification Devices, et al. (D. Colo.) aff’d Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patent directed to implantable animal identification transponder.

Watersaver Company, Inc. v. ADI International, Inc. et al. (W.D. Tenn.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for patent infringement involving biological gas recovery systems.