Sheridan Ross P.C. is proud to announce the addition of three new hires including Scott Bialecki, an intellectual property litigator, who is rejoining the firm’s litigation practice group. In addition to Bialecki, the firm also added Sterlon Mason, a patent attorney, and patent agent Dr. Stephanie Villano.
Bialecki is a seasoned litigator who leverages his in-depth knowledge of intellectual property, antitrust, and regulatory law to help domestic and international clients develop and safeguard their businesses. He roots his counsel in his former role as a regulator with the Federal Trade Commission and his more than two decades litigating intellectual property lawsuits in federal courts throughout the country. A registered patent attorney, Scott also regularly partners with companies throughout the lifecycle of their products, and he has specific experience counseling companies pursuing opportunities in Asian markets.
Mason draws from more than two decades of intellectual property experience in helping clients build and protect their businesses throughout the world. With multiple degrees in electrical engineering, His practice focuses on consumer electronics, computer hardware components, and software programs, semiconductor, material science, and automotive applications. His perspective is rooted in the nearly two decades he spent in Tokyo, where he worked with international and Japanese-based law firms on all aspects of protecting U.S. and international intellectual property rights.
Dr. Villano is a patent agent with more than a decade of research and intellectual property portfolio development experience. With a background in physical chemistry, she handles all aspects of domestic and international patent prosecution across a range of technologies. Before joining Sheridan Ross, Stephanie worked at the University of Colorado – Boulder’s Technology Transfer Office where she managed a broad, complex portfolio of chemistry and chemical engineering related technologies. She also previously worked as a Research Assistant Professor with the Colorado School of Mines where she developed systematic rate rules for use in low-temperature combustion modeling studies.
Founded in 1954, Sheridan Ross is the oldest intellectual property law firm in the Rocky Mountain region and has grown to include 45 attorneys and three 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.