Paul Sung Cha

Of Counsel

Contact info

(303) 863-2993
pscha@sheridanross.com

Contact info

(303) 863-2993
pscha@sheridanross.com

Paul leverages nearly two decades of experience as a patent attorney and litigator in his work representing clients in a full range of intellectual property litigation disputes. As a former in-house counsel for CoorsTek, Paul grounds his counsel in the day-to-day realities his clients face. Paul partners with clients across a range of technologies. Combining his business and legal expertise, Paul helps clients navigate the complex pitfalls of litigation from initial filings and discovery through trial and post-trial motions and appeals. In addition to his extensive experience handling litigation, Paul’s clients rely on his depth of experience in developing trade secret and portfolio protection strategies.

In his eight years as the global IP counsel for CoorsTek, Paul was responsible for the implementation and management of global IP portfolio planning and management, including the development and implementation of U.S. and international patent and trademark procurement strategies and trade secret management. As assistant general counsel, he managed the company’s litigation matters, including its product liability-subrogation claims. Paul also counseled the company regarding licensing, mergers and acquisitions, joint development, and due diligence.

Prior to rejoining Sheridan Ross, where Paul previously worked as an associate attorney, he also worked as IP litigation and patent partner at a Denver area, general practice law firm. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in Science Education from Harvard University, and a law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

University of Denver Sturm College of Law (JD, 2003)
Harvard University (M.Ed., 1997)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS in Biology, 1996)

  • Intellectual Property in Employment
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • IP Transactions & Licensing
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Search Services
  • Trade Secrets and Confidentiality
  • Business Methods
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

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

American Bar Association (2003-Present)
Denver Bar Association (2003-Present)
Association of Corporate Counsel (2011-2019)
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (2003-Present)
President (2011-2012)
President-Elect (2010-2011)
Board of Directors (2005-2010)
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Alumni Council, Member (2009-2012)
General/Club Counsel, MIT Club of Colorado (MIT Alumni Association of Colorado) (2009-2016)
Denver Asian Pacific American Commission, Commissioner (Mayoral Appointment) (2008-2011)
Counsel to Honorary Consul James McGibney, Republic of Korea (2012-2016)
Volunteer, Federal Pro Se Clinic, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2019-Present)