Bart Starr

Senior Counsel

Contact info

(303) 863-2996
bstarr@sheridanross.com

Contact info

(303) 863-2996
bstarr@sheridanross.com

Bart has spent more than 20 years as a counselor, litigator, and trial attorney dedicated to helping clients resolve their legal disputes—as early and efficiently as possible—so they can maintain their focus on doing what they do best: developing and selling innovative products and services. When those disputes drag on or become impractical or impossible, he drives resolution either by litigation and trial or by alternative dispute resolution, always focused on the best interests and bottom lines of his valued clients.

In addition to his patent litigation expertise, Bart is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and a former practicing engineering who holds degrees in both physics and mechanical engineering. He received his law degree in 2000 from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he served as Primary Notes Editor of the Washington University Law Review, taught legal writing as a professor assistant, and was recognized as the school’s best moot court advocate.

Bart’s practice involves a wide variety of technologies and industries, including consumer products, performance apparel and footwear, oil and gas, telecommunications, software, healthcare, mechanical systems and equipment, autonomous vehicles, and computer networks and security. He has proudly represented innovative, cutting-edge companies and brands including Columbia Sportswear, Sprint/T-Mobile, Nike, ITT Corporation, Newell Brands, Hallmark, Cerner (an Oracle company), Converse, Hurley, Proxim Wireless, and other clients, both large and small.

Bart has extensive experience litigating and managing the litigation of disputes involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, breach of contract, and other complex business litigation. He handles and manages every facet of litigation, including early case assessment and planning, drafting and arguing winning legal motions and briefs, ensuring focused and effective discovery, handling all aspects of the critical patent claim-construction process, working with technical and damages experts, resolving disputes through mediation or arbitration, trying cases as first-chair and second-chair counsel in jury and bench trials, and briefing and arguing patent appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D. 2000)
Washington University in St. Louis (B.S., Mechanical Engineering)
Nebraska Wesleyan University (B.S., Physics)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • IP Transactions & Licensing
  • Trade Secrets and Confidentiality
  • Business Methods
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Selected by attorney peers as a 2023 Colorado “Super Lawyer”
Recognized as an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property