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Sheridan Ross Names Three New Shareholders

DENVER – Sheridan Ross P.C. announced today that Pamela N. Hirschman, Sarah J. Schneider and Tadd F. Wilson have been named firm Shareholders.  Hirschman and Schneider are both members of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright Practice Group while Wilson is a part of the Patent Prosecution Practice Group.

Hirschman has experience in all areas of trademark law, and is a former Trademark Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

She has extensive experience in the areas of trademark prosecution and maintenance of trademark registrations filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as  Ex Parte and Inter Partes practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trial and Appeal Board.  Hirschman’s trademark experience at the international level includes Madrid Protocol filings, European Community filings and national filings throughout the world, as well as maintenance of international trademark portfolios through a network of foreign trademark experts.

Her practice also includes the filing and prosecution of copyright registration applications with the U.S. Copyright Office, Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings, and the drafting of terms of use and privacy policies for Internet websites.

Schneider, who joined the firm in 2005, works with clients concerning all aspects of their trademark and copyright matters, including prosecution, policing, licensing and transactions.

Her practice encompasses searching, clearing, filing and prosecuting domestic trademarks; maintaining, policing and defending trademark registrations and assisting clients in creating international trademark portfolios. Schneider also works with clients to create international filing strategies that include direct foreign and Madrid Protocol filings as well as working with foreign trademark professionals to record trademark transfers and in filing and defending trademark oppositions and cancellations.

A large portion of her practice is devoted to working with and addressing clients’ brand concerns in the Internet environment; from assessing cybersquatting options and helping remove infringing content and products from the Internet to sourcing counterfeit products, filing trademarks and copyrights with customs, and working with local legal counsel world-wide to find and help stop infringers and counterfeiters.

Wilson, a member of the patent prosecution group at Sheridan Ross, specializes in counseling companies on business-focused legal strategies that promote growth and profitability. He advises clients on and assists clients with building and maintaining patent portfolios and monetizing intellectual property.  In particular, Wilson has developed a specialty in identifying and protecting IP associated with new product releases.

Beyond his specialties in patents for electrical engineering arts and software technologies, he has also drafted patents for medical inventions, and mechanical inventions. Wilson’s practice includes advising clients on strategic patent protection, patent prosecution, licensing, and patent enforcement.

Founded in 1954, Sheridan Ross is the oldest intellectual property law firm in the Rocky Mountain region and has grown to include 46 attorneys and four patent agents. With advanced degrees and work experience in technical fields including computer software, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, mathematics, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and aeronautics – the firm’s professionals are also engineers, researchers, rocket scientists and more who work with clients from virtually every industry and technology to deliver relevant, cost-effective solutions to a broad range of IP legal needs.

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