Nine Sheridan Ross Attorneys among 2021 Best Lawyers Lists

Eight attorneys from Sheridan Ross P.C., a Denver-based Intellectual Property law firm, were listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021, and one was listed on the new “Ones to Watch” list. Our attorneys were recognized in the areas of Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Biotechnology Law, IP Litigation, and Patent Law. In addition to the eight attorneys listed as Best Lawyers, Matthew Miller was named as to the “Ones to Watch” list for Intellectual Property law.

Honored Sheridan Ross attorneys include:

Scott Bialecki: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law
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. His counsel is rooted 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, Bialecki also regularly partners with companies throughout the lifecycle of their products.

Todd P. BlakelyCopyright 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. BrunelliCopyright 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. ConnellBiotechnology and Life Sciences 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.

Lewis Hansen: Trademark Law
Hansen advises clients in intellectual property matters relating to trademarks, copyright, and transactions. He has substantial experience in establishing and maintaining domestic and international trademark portfolios, licensing programs, and brand development. He also is involved with technology development and licensing transactions, particularly in the areas of information technology and computer software.

Joseph E. KovarikPatent 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.

Sabrina C. StavishCopyright 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. TrudellTrademark 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.

Matthew Miller: Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Law
Miller is an associate whose practice focuses on patent and trademark infringement as well as trade secret disputes. Matt has nearly a decade of experience as a civil litigator and has successfully handled complex matters in both state and federal court at the trial and appellate levels.


About Best Lawyers
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® peer-reviewed listings are published in almost 70 countries around the world, and its presence has grown substantially in the international legal community. The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© includes more than 50,000 attorneys in 137 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

About Sheridan Ross P.C.
Founded in 1954, Sheridan Ross is the oldest and largest intellectual property law firm in the Rocky Mountain region. 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.

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