Paul Sung Cha
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, Inc., 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.
As 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. He also was responsible for managing the company’s litigation and counseling the company on matters relating to licensing, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint development, and due diligence.
Paul has advised clients in the industries of software and web development, manufacturing, financial markets, outdoor apparel, publishing, digital production, semiconductor, research and development, and eSports in IP-related commercial transactions.
Prior to rejoining Sheridan Ross, where Paul previously was an associate attorney, he also worked as IP Litigation partner and co-chair of the Asian Practice Group at Holme, Roberts and Owen LLP. He has traveled extensively throughout Asia and served as general counsel to Korean companies.
University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 2003)
Harvard Graduate School of Education (M.Ed., 1997)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S., 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
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)
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)
Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2023