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Joseph Edward Kovarik

About me

Joe Kovarik represents inventors and entrepreneurial ventures – helping them to protect their technologies from a legal standpoint, as well as assisting them to commercialize on  the opportunities that arise from their innovations.  Joe represents both plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property disputes and transactions in the U.S. and internationally, with an emphasis on aggressive assertion of patent rights and defenses to further their interests.  With strength gained through 25 years experience in patent prosecution and litigation strategies, Joe is able to cost effectively promote clients’ interests, whether before the Patent and Trademark Office, in Federal court or across a negotiating table.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 30%
    30 years
  2. Licensing: 20%
    30 years
  3. Patent Application: 20%
    30 years
  4. Patent Infringement: 20%
    30 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    16 years



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1560 Broadway #1200
Denver, CO, 80202

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



DCInactive 199007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fellow of the FoundationAmerican Bar Foundatoin2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
MembershipInternational Association of Defense Counsel2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Registered to PracticeUnited States Patent and Trademark Office1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderSheridan Ross P.C.1990 - Present
Vice President/General CounselAdvance Display Technologies, Inc.1989 - 1990
AssociateWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati1988 - 1989
AssociateRothgerber, Appel, Powers and Johnson1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Defense CounselMember2014 - Present
Startup ColoradoAdvisory Board2012 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2010 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law Association ( AIPLA )Alternative Dispute Registry – AIPLA2005 - Present
Licensing Executives Society (LES)Member1995 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
American Chemical SocietyMember1983 - Present
Association for the Advancement of ScienceMember1983 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Florida Power & Light v. LIXIFavorable Settlement
Kikkerland Design, Inc. v. B & R Plastics et alSettled
WCM Industries, Inc. v. American Brass & Aluminum Foundry CompanySettlement and Consent Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
ExecSenseConstructing Patent Estates of Value - For Less2013
2012 IP InstituteProsecution on a Shoestring – Maximizing Coverage, Minimizing Costs2012
University of Denver Journal of Transactional LawMediation of Patent Disputes: “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist”2004
Denver University Law ReviewUnited States Supreme Court Review of Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Decisions1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
CDR AssociatesN/AMediation Training2004
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Colorado - BoulderN/AGraduate Study - MCD Biology1982
University of ColoradoN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Chemical Society Annual Meeting - DenverStartups and Acquisitions - focus on IP issues2015
Angel Capital Summit"What is the Value of a Patent?"2013
Entrepreneurial FinanceIntellectual Property: Case Studies in Entrepreneurship2012
BioWest 2012Creating Value in Your Technology2012
10th Anniversary of the Rocky Mountain IP InstituteProsecution on a Shoestring – Maximizing Coverage, Minimizing Costs2012
Entrepreneurial Finance classIP Issues for Start Up Businesses2011
Licensing Executives Society (LES) 2009 Winter“Mediation of Patent Disputes”2009
7th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property InstitutePitfalls in Claims Drafting2009
5th International Congress of Nano-Bio & Clean Tech 2008Patent Mediation2008
5th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property &Technology InstituteFundamentals of IP Law2007
2nd Annual Chris Munch Summer Institute in Intellectual PropertyGeneral Principles of Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets & Copyrights2002