Intellectual Property

The Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie intellectual property practice is a dynamic group of attorneys assembled to handle our clients’ IP needs across a wide variety of industries. Our firm boasts intellectual property attorneys who are technical specialists in a variety of arenas, and has a talented team of Ph.D.s to provide clients the most highly technical understanding and guidance.

Our attorneys have successfully represented individuals, organizations and companies throughout the country and around the world. Our practice is adept at handling the unique needs of clients whether they are a start-up company protecting their IP assets, or a multi-national Fortune 500 company with highly specialized needs. We successfully and cost-effectively guide our clients through complex IP issues, enabling them to obtain and maintain their competitive advantage.

Patents

Ranked in the Top 50 Patent Firms in The US By Juristat
Ranked in the National Top 10 for Life Sciences Patent Application Disposition, According to the Report, “The Fastest Firms in TC 1600”

Our Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie patent attorneys have an undergraduate degree in science or engineering, and many of our attorneys have graduate degrees, enabling our attorneys to have a deeper understanding of our clients’ technology. We serve clients along the full spectrum of disciplines — mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, even naval architecture. Our extensive patent services include:

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • Design Patents
  • International Patent Protection
  • ITC Section 337 Litigation
  • Patent Opinions & Evaluations
  • Plant Variety
  • Prior Art Searches & Evaluations
  • PTAB Proceedings

Trademarks

Ranked Tier 1 Nationally for Trademark Law by U.S. News & World Report The Best Lawyers in America
Ranked in Trademark Law in Los Angeles and Las Vegas by U.S. News & World Report The Best Lawyers in America

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie represents a wide variety of clients in the U.S. and abroad in addressing and managing virtually any trademark issue that might come their way. Our trademark attorneys are experienced at providing clients the best chance of establishing and maintaining exactly the desired brand image in the marketplace - one that will distinguish the company from its competitors, enhance the reputation of its products, drive sales and market position, and help the organization be recognized and acknowledged as a leader in its field. Trademark services include:

  • Global Portfolio Management
  • Trademark Clearance, Counseling & Prosecution
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Trademark Counseling and Licensing
  • Trade Dress Protection and Litigation

Copyrights

Ranked in Copyright Law in Phoenix and Las Vegas by U.S. News & World Report The Best Lawyers

Identifying, securing and protecting intellectual property rights -- such as copyrights -- is essential to the well-being of any company or individual involved in the commercial aspects of creative works. Copyrights are valuable assets that add to the health of balance sheets, provide a competitive edge and open new avenues for growth and revenue. Copyright services include:

  • Copyright Counseling, Prosecution and Licensing
  • Copyright Litigation

Intellectual Property Litigation

Ranked in Patent Litigation in Phoenix and Las Vegas by U.S. News & World Report The Best Lawyers in America
Ranked in IP Litigation in Tucson by U.S. News & World Report The Best Lawyers in America

Regardless of the forum, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has the ability and experience to handle intellectual property litigation of all types throughout the country, having handled hundreds of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secrets and rights of publicity cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. We also have handled more than 100 cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board, and numerous matters in the Patent Office Board of Appeals and the International Trade Commission.

Additional IP Services

Securing your intellectual property rights and protections can intersect a vast network of legal and regulatory issues. Our IP attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the complexities of IP law that impact your business. For example, we also provide the following services:

  • Anticounterfeiting & Seizure
  • Intellectual Property Due Diligence
  • Licensing & Transactions
  • Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Domain Name & UDRP Proceedings
  • Advertising Counseling

Intellectual Property

Emily A. Bayton
Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Denver, Phoenix
ebayton@​lrrc.com
303.628.9568 / vCard
Art Hasan
Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
ahasan@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Partner
Los Angeles
obajracharya@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
G. Warren Bleeker
G. Warren Bleeker
Partner
Los Angeles
wbleeker@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Flavia Campbell
Flavia Campbell
Partner
Phoenix
fcampbell@​lrrc.com
602.262.0244 / vCard
Josephine E. Chang
Josephine E. Chang
Partner
Los Angeles
jchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Joshua T. Chu
Joshua T. Chu
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jchu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mark Garscia
Mark Garscia
Partner
Los Angeles
mgarscia@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Robert A. Green
Robert A. Green
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
rgreen@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Peter C. Hsueh
Peter C. Hsueh
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
phsueh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
jjeon@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Gregory S. Lampert
Gregory S. Lampert
Partner
Los Angeles
glampert@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. MacDermott
Michael J. MacDermott
Partner
Los Angeles
mmacdermott@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Constantine "Gus" Marantidis
Partner
Los Angeles
cmarantidis@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jason C. Martone
Jason C. Martone
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
jmartone@​lrrc.com
949.476.0757 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Gary J. Nelson
Gary J. Nelson
Partner
Los Angeles
gnelson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
David A. Plumley
David A. Plumley
Partner
Los Angeles
dplumley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Lauren E. Schneider
Lauren E. Schneider
Partner
Los Angeles, Irvine
lschneider@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Raymond R. Tabandeh
Raymond R. Tabandeh
Partner
Los Angeles
rtabandeh@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Partner
Phoenix
jvankirk@​lrrc.com
602.262.0203 / vCard
Anne Wang
Anne Wang
Partner
Los Angeles
awang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Of Counsel
Tucson
aaikman@​lrrc.com
520.629.4428 / vCard
John Carson
John Carson
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
jcarson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jonathan W. Fountain
Jonathan W. Fountain
Of Counsel
Las Vegas
jfountain@​lrrc.com
702.949.8340 / vCard
Elie H. Gendloff, Ph.D.
Elie H. Gendloff, Ph.D.
Of Counsel
Irvine
EGendloff@​LRRC.com
949.823.3238 / vCard
Takashi Hashimoto
Takashi Hashimoto
Of Counsel
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
thashimoto@​lrrc.com
650.687.8441 / vCard
Christy Hubbard
Christy Hubbard
Of Counsel
Phoenix
chubbard@​lrrc.com
602.262.0215 / vCard
Holly Logue
Holly Logue
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
hlogue@​lrrc.com
626.683.4572 / vCard
Shane E. Olafson
Shane E. Olafson
Of Counsel
Phoenix
solafson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5327 / vCard
Edward R. Schwartz
Edward R. Schwartz
Of Counsel
Los Angeles
eschwartz@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Nathaniel W. Edwards
Nathaniel W. Edwards
Counsel
Phoenix, Colorado Springs
nedwards@​lrrc.com
602.262.5367 / vCard
Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Justin O. Ehresmann, Ph.D.
Senior Associate
Los Angeles
jehresmann@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Shaun P. Lee
Shaun P. Lee
Senior Associate
Los Angeles
slee@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Ryan M. Swank
Ryan M. Swank
Senior Associate
Silicon Valley
rswank@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. Curry
Michael J. Curry
Associate
Los Angeles
mcurry@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Cameron Cushman
Cameron Cushman
Associate
Los Angeles
CCushman@​lrrc.com
626.683.4571 / vCard
Zachary T. Gordon
Zachary T. Gordon
Associate
Las Vegas
zgordon@​lrrc.com
702.474.2688 / vCard
David A. Jackson
David A. Jackson
Associate
Phoenix
djackson@​lrrc.com
602.262.0807 / vCard
Charles E. Jensen
Charles E. Jensen
Associate
Las Vegas
cjensen@​lrrc.com
702.474.2602 / vCard
Aaron D. Johnson
Aaron D. Johnson
Associate
Silicon Valley
adjohnson@​lrrc.com
650.687.8426 / vCard
Kyle W. Kellar
Kyle W. Kellar
Associate
Silicon Valley
kkellar@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Mike Koplow, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mkoplow@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jimmy Y. Kwun
Jimmy Y. Kwun
Associate
Los Angeles
jkwun@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Griffin S. Lee
Griffin S. Lee
Associate
Los Angeles
glee@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Clara C. Low
Clara C. Low
Associate
Silicon Valley
clow@​lrrc.com
650.687.8421 / vCard
Abazar Mireshghi
Abazar Mireshghi
Associate
Los Angeles
amireshghi@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Rachel A. Nicholas
Rachel A. Nicholas
Associate
Phoenix
rnicholas@​lrrc.com
602.262.0854 / vCard
Katherine L. Quigley
Katherine L. Quigley
Associate
Los Angeles
kquigley@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Martin W. Regehr, Ph.D.
Martin W. Regehr, Ph.D.
Associate
Los Angeles
mregehr@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Daniel A. Salgado
Daniel A. Salgado
Associate
Denver
dsalgado@​lrrc.com
303.628.9538 / vCard
Sami I. Schilly
Sami I. Schilly
Associate
Los Angeles
sschilly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Dustin R. Szakalski
Dustin R. Szakalski
Associate
Los Angeles
dszakalski@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Cindy A. Villanueva
Cindy A. Villanueva
Associate
Phoenix
cvillanueva@​lrrc.com
602.262.5789 / vCard
Sal A. Wakil
Sal A. Wakil
Associate
Los Angeles
swakil@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Drew Wilson
Drew Wilson
Associate
Los Angeles
dwilson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Meng Zhong
Meng Zhong
Associate
Las Vegas
mzhong@​lrrc.com
702.474.2636 / vCard
Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.
Candace S. Seu, Ph.D.
Technical Specialist
Los Angeles
cseu@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Nicole Ballew Chang, Ph.D.
Nicole Ballew Chang, Ph.D.
Patent Agent
Los Angeles, Irvine
nballewchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Olga Katsnelson
Olga Katsnelson
Patent Agent
Los Angeles
okatsnelson@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Yuan  Yuan Zhang, Ph.D.
Yuan Yuan Zhang, Ph.D.
Patent Agent
Los Angeles
yzhang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Business Transactions

Mark A. Meyer
Mark A. Meyer
Partner
Denver
mmeyer@​lrrc.com
303.628.9570 / vCard

Litigation

Bruce E. Samuels
Bruce E. Samuels
Practice Group Manager, Partner
Phoenix
bsamuels@​lrrc.com
602.262.0216 / vCard
Dale A. Danneman
Dale A. Danneman
Partner
Phoenix
ddanneman@​lrrc.com
602.262.5371 / vCard
Kris J. Kostolansky
Kris J. Kostolansky
Partner
Denver
kkosto@​lrrc.com
303.628.9515 / vCard
Robert H. McKirgan
Robert H. McKirgan
Partner
Phoenix
rmckirgan@​lrrc.com
602.262.5396 / vCard
Joy Allen Woller
Joy Allen Woller
Partner
Denver
jwoller@​lrrc.com
303.628.9504 / vCard
Jill J. Ormond
Jill J. Ormond
Of Counsel
Phoenix
jormond@​lrrc.com
602.262.5713 / vCard
Adam L. Massaro
Adam L. Massaro
Associate
Denver
amassaro@​lrrc.com
303.628.9513 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Jeffrey H. Albright
Jeffrey H. Albright
Partner
Albuquerque
jalbright@​lrrc.com
505.764.5435 / vCard
Michael T. Hallam
Michael T. Hallam
Partner
Phoenix
mhallam@​lrrc.com
602.262.5340 / vCard

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Analysis: Brexit has no immediate effect on Intellectual Property rights
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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney supports Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA
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Woller recognized with prestigious 40 Under 40 award
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's Joy Woller hailed for professional, community leadership
01/27/2016
Veteran attorney joins Intellectual Property practice group
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Software patent applications need specifics, should tell a story
Careful attention to detail required to avoid rejection from USPTO
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Art Hasan
Practice Group Leader, Partner
626.795.9900
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Emily A. Bayton
Practice Group Leader, Partner
303.628.9568