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I am an engineer turned lawyer. I work to obtain patents and trademarks for my clients, both organically and through acquisition. When the situation demands, I enforce those patent and trademark rights, and often assist clients in defending against claims of infringement. I have grown my practice by providing working class ideals with a business class intelligence. I am fortunate to practice with many highly skilled attorneys who have decided to call Colorado their home. Please visit to learn more about my firm and practice.


When I am not practicing law, I practice fishing, skiing, golfing and cycling, and enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and three daughters. I also enjoy cheeseburgers.




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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 75%
    11 years, 60 cases
  2. Patent Application: 15%
    11 years, 50 cases
  3. Copyright Application: 5%
    2 years
  4. Trademark Application: 5%
    2 years



Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

    I endorse Ian, an excellent IP lawyer.


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Contact info

Sheridan Ross P.C.

1560 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver, CO, 80202-5145


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Barristers' CupUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSheridan Ross, PC2006 - Present
Associate AttorneyLewis Scheid2003 - 2006
Controls EngineerRockwell Automation, Inc.1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Science & Technology Law SectionMemberN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law SectionMemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ID2000 Corp. v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. et alSucessfully resolved through private settlement with defendants
Otter Products, LLC v. Treefrog Developments, Inc.Successfully resolved through private settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of ColoradoArchitectural EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1998