Eight Attorneys and Firm Overall Named among IAM Patent 1000 Annual List

Sheridan Ross is pleased to announce that the firm, along with eight of our attorneys, were named to the IAM Patent 1000 list of top firms and practitioners for 2024. 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 prosecution group as highly recommended and also noted its litigation group and transactional practice as recommended.

In addition to an overall firm recognition, the publication named a handful of the firm’s attorneys to the annual list, including Scott Bialecki, Todd Blakely, Rob Brunelli, Matthew Ellsworth, Bradley Knepper, Bruce Kugler, Douglas Swartz, and David Walker. Bradley Knepper was 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:

“Sheridan Ross provides high-quality and effective legal support. Its team is skilled, professional and cost effective. They take the time to learn and understand their clients’ businesses, and to build strong relationships with their internal teams.” Local to Denver, the team’s “well-organised and responsive” patent prosecution group includes Bruce Kugler, who is praised by a patron for being “very quick to respond. They do a good job of listening to what is needed, are skilled at writing patents, and understand our business and our industry.” Making his debut in the guide this year, Bradley Knepper is a valued partner to his clientele across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and software, for whom he manages international portfolios and helps to ensure protection for their patents. Drawing on his industry experience, Matthew Ellsworth’s expertise lies in supporting companies in the medical device and software industries through realising, managing and enforcing their patents and innovations. Receiving accolades from patrons are Rob Brunelli and Scott Bialecki: “Rob has assisted me in conducting in-depth due diligence on patent portfolios that are available for acquisition. His abilities and depth of knowledge in prior art searches, file history review, validity and other relevant aspects of the patent due diligence process are fantastic and invaluable to me. Rob also has a keen business sense and is quite adept in assessing the monetisation potential of patent portfolios.” “Scott provides high-quality, timely and trustworthy legal advice on all aspects of patent law. We rely on him and his firm for patent prosecution, disputes and counselling. Scott is responsive and always provides highly practical, well-reasoned advice.” The group also includes David WalkerTodd Blakely and Douglas Swartz, whose wealth of experience proves invaluable to those looking to expand and protect their patent portfolios.

Learn more on IAM Patent 1000 here.

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