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William Frederick Vobach

also known as Bill Vobach, William Vobach

Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 50%
    22 years
  2. Patent Infringement: 20%
  3. Trademark Application: 15%
    22 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
  5. Internet: 5%

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Vobach IP Law, LLC

P.O. Box 100498
Denver, CO, 80250


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
40 Under 40 Award for Business LeadersDenver Business Journal2002
Board of EditorsDU Law Review1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, OwnerVobach IP Law, LLC2016 - Present
AttorneyHolzerIPLaw, PC2012 - 2016
PartnerSWANSON and BRATSCHUN, LLC2009 - 2012
PartnerTOWNSEND and TOWNSEND and CREW LLP1998 - 2009
AttorneySantangelo Law Offices, P.C.1994 - 1998
Electrical EngineerJ.W. Welsh and Associates1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionCo-Editor, Intellectual Property Section of Colorado Lawyer2009 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitAttorney and Counselor1997 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitAttorney and Counselor1997 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Attorney1995 - Present
Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersMember1986 - Present
American Bar Association, Patent, Trademark and Copyright SectionMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
2015 Annual Survey of Colorado Law, CBA-CLEIntellectual Property Law2016
2014 Annual Survey of Colorado LawIntellectual Property Law2015
2013 Annual Survey of Colorado LawIntellectual Property Law2014
2012 Annual Survey of Colorado LawIntellectual Property Law2013
2011 Annual Survey of Colorado LawIntellectual Property Law2012
39 The Colorado Lawyer 39An Update on the Law of Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution2010
38 The Colorado Lawyer 76Book Review of Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing2009
Association of Corporate Counsel NewsletterSupreme Court Scales Back Patent Protection2007
The Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Business Organizations (First and Second Editions) - Colorado Bar Association CLE PublicationPatent Law2006
Denver Business JournalPatent Protection for Financial Inventions, Not Just a Fish Tale2005
Denver Business JournalComputer-Related Patent Applications Boom2000
Denver Business JournalInternet Spawns Patent Opportunities1999
IEEE NewsletterKeeping Proper Lab Notebooks1999
D.U. Patent LetterResolving the Best Mode Disclosure Ambiguity in Continuation Applications1994
DU Law Review"Software Issues in Computer Law," Symposium Editor1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Washington UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Oberlin College3-2 EngineeringBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Silicon Flatirons ConferenceEvaluating Software Patents2009
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Public Policy Roundtable SeriesPatents, Standards, and Innovation: How Should Standard Setting Bodies View Patent Rights?2009
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Public Policy Roundtable SeriesRethinking Software Patents2007
Colorado Software and Internet Association, DemoGalaProtecting Your Intellectual Assets2007
Association of Corporate Counsel Colorado ChapterEffective IP Protection Strategies2007
Silicon Flatirons ConferenceRe-examining the Patent System2006
BioWest 2005 ConferenceIP Development/Freedom to Operate Investigations for Start-ups2005

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