Intellectual Property LawIntellectual Property LawIntellectual Property LawIntellectual Property Law

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Licensing and Technology Transfer, Employee Agreements


Fort Collins, Colorado

Jean Macheledt heads our Fort Collins Office

The Landings
501 Skysail Lane, Suite B-100
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-3133
Phone: (970) 218-6798

Lafayette, Colorado

Jennifer Bales heads our Boulder County office
Mountain View Plaza
1520 Euclid Circle
Lafayette, Colorado 80026-1250
Phone: (303) 664-4734

Areas of Practice


Preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications and international (PCT) patent applications; work with foreign associates to obtain patent protection outside the U.S.; perform invention novelty searches and opinions;  infringement analysis;  patent enforcement. 


Trademark and service mark search searches and selection; business name and trade name selection; domain name selection; preparation and prosecution of applications to register U.S. and state trademarks and service marks; work with foreign associates to obtain protection of trademarks and service marks outside the U.S.; assist in enforcement of trademark rights.


Assist in the protection of copyrights in original works of authorship (software, literary, audiovisual pictorial works, etc.); registration of works (U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress); contracting for works made for hire; fair use analyses; assist in identifying and enforcing copyrights.

Trade Secrets

Assist in identifying, maintaining, and enforcing rights to trade secrets and technological know-how; drafting and analyzing non-disclosure agreements.

Technology Transfer

Assist in negotiating and drafting licensing agreements and assignment of intellectual property; due diligence for acquisitions.

Employee Agreements

Assist in analyzing, negotiating and drafting employee agreements covering rights to intellectual property, noncompete agreements,  trade secret maintenance.