Sheridan Ross is pleased to announce that the firm, along with nine of our attorneys, were named to the IAM Patent 1000 list of top firms and practitioners for 2023. The IAM Patent 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the pivotal area of patent law. The firm was recognized as a Gold Level firm, which is reserved for firms that attract the most positive comments from sources. The ranking specifically recognized the firm’s litigation group as well as its prosecution practice, which comes highly recommended. The publication specifically shared, “An IP powerhouse in the Rocky Mountain region, Sheridan Ross has provided stellar IP services for more than 65 years. Its ability to maintain relationships with longstanding clientele is a testament to the strength of its attorneys.”
In addition to an overall recognition, the publication also named a handful of the firm’s attorneys to the annual list, including Scott Bialecki, Todd Blakely, Rob Brunelli, Matt Ellsworth, Matt Holohan, Bruce Kugler, Kendria Pearson, Douglas Swartz, and David Walker. Both Matt Holohan and Kendria Pearson were recognized for the first time in the rankings, while each of the other attorneys have appeared consistently over the last decade. A summary of the publication’s comments about Sheridan Ross’ practitioners stated:
Managing partner Matthew Ellsworth specialises in advising electronic and software companies in protecting their most valuable IP assets. He works seamlessly with inventors and jumps at the chance to help them actualise their ideas in strategic and monetisable ways. Benefiting from over three decades of experience, Todd Blakely is recognised for his extensive knowledge base in all aspects of patent law. He is an excellent choice for those seeking integrated IP services. Rob Brunelli takes a data and analytics approach to IP development, advancement and enforcement. “Rob goes out of his way to meet client needs according to their schedule. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in litigation, and understands patent portfolios from a strategic viewpoint.” Accomplished litigator Scott Bialecki creates close long-term relationships with patrons and often counsels them throughout the lifecycle of their product. He works hand in hand with companies, specifically those trying to enter the Asian market. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical expert David Walker leads the life sciences group at the Denver office. He guides clients through the patent portfolio development cycle and carefully develops global patent protection strategies that align with their commercial goals. Former chair of Sheridan Ross Bruce Kugler has over four decades of legal experience and serves as a fountain of knowledge on patent prosecution related to mechanical, electro-mechanical, chemical and process engineering. He is passionate about maintaining lasting relationships with his clientele. Driving work in the high-tech space is Douglas Swartz, who has over 25 years of experience in the patent world. He creates global IP protection plans that reflect the commercial strategy of his following and his up-to-date knowledge of market pressures. Making his IAM Patent 1000 debut this year is Matthew Holohan, who balances his legal and business acumen to provide pragmatic advice to organisations involved in high-stakes IP disputes. His background in physics translates to expertise in various technical disciplines. Also appearing in the guide for the first time is Kendria Pearson, who has wide-ranging and comprehensive knowledge of IP law. She works diligently to provide personalised advice across IP litigation, patent preparation, prosecution and due diligence.