Gary J. Connell

Of Counsel

Contact info

(303) 863-2995

Contact info

(303) 863-2995

Gary’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 the preparation and prosecution of applications with extensive experience in both the United States and foreign jurisdictions. Gary assists clients in negotiating and drafting license agreements for a range of technologies. His practice also includes the study of patents in the preparation of validity and infringement opinions to assist clients in their business decisions.

His experience in patent prosecution, licensing and opinion work is a foundation for counseling clients to develop strategies for enhancing the value of their technologies and reduce their risks in competitive environments.

George Washington University (J.D., 1986)
Haverford College (B.S., Biology, 1982)

  • Patent Office Post Grant Proceedings
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Search Services
  • Trade Secrets and Confidentiality
  • Chemistry
  • Green Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals

Pennsylvania, 1991
Colorado, 1986
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1985


Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Licensing Executives Society
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Colorado BioScience Association — Board of Directors

Presentations and Publications:

  • Speaker: “Obviousness Type Double Patenting” American Intellectual Property Law Association, July 2017.


  • Connell recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2017… read more…
  • Gary Connell appointed to Colorado BioScience Association Board of Directors
  • Gary Connell has been appointed to the board of directors for the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA).  Connell will serve a three-year term working in partnership with the association’s staff on key issues impacting the more than 600 Colorado companies currently operating in the bioscience industry…read more…
  • Gary Connell Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2015
  • Four attorneys from Sheridan Ross P.C., a Denver-based Intellectual Property law firm, were listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the areas of Copyright Law, Trademark Law, IP Litigation and Patent Law…read more…

Best Lawyers®, 2015-2023 (Lawyer of the Year, 2018)
Colorado Super Lawyers, 2012-2022
IAM Patent 1000, 2014-2016
5280 Magazine Top Denver Attorneys, 2015-2020