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Intellectual Property

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP intellectual property attorneys counsel clients in all aspects of acquiring, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property rights and in the development and commercialization of technology products and services. Our clients range from entrepreneurs and startup companies that are introducing cutting-edge products, to mature technology providers and well-established companies at the forefront of leveraging technology in their industries.

Core Competencies

  • Trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret counseling
  • IP portfolio strategy and management
  • IP protection, registration, and enforcement
  • IP Audits
  • IP Due Diligence
  • IP Freedom-to-Operate
  • IP litigation, including multi-million-dollar licensing, ownership, and infringement disputes
  • Complex licensing and intellectual property transfer agreements
  • Content and brand licensing (copyright, trademark, patent, database, data, and visual content)
  • Technology and software acquisition and divestiture transactions
  • IP and technology-focused mergers and acquisitions
  • Cloud-based software services agreements
  • Service-level agreements
  • Software licensing, end-user, and click-wrap licenses
  • IT equipment, software, and hosting services procurement agreements
  • Joint development agreements
  • Mobile app development agreements
  • Mobile app privacy policies and terms of use
  • Website policies and agreements (privacy; end user terms of use and terms of sale)
  • SaaS and application service provider agreements
  • Software and website development agreements
  • Hardware acquisition
  • Data collection and privacy issues

Patent Prosecution

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has a team of experienced registered patent attorneys engaged to understand your products, technologies, and business goals. Our attorneys have decades of collective practice experience in the Denver area with companies of all sizes. The DGS patent practice encompasses life sciences, oil and gas, chemistry, medical devices, as well as computer sciences, and electrical and mechanical engineering.

The focus of the DGS patent practitioners is on creating value in our clients’ patent portfolios. The team is well versed in a full suite of services, including procurement, prosecution, patentability, due diligence, freedom-to-operate, and strategic counseling. We also routinely negotiate technology transactions and license agreements, conduct due diligence concerning patent assets in mergers and acquisitions, and provide opinions on various patent matters.


DGS has a team of experienced trial attorneys who are regularly called upon to assist clients from a variety of industries to protect their IP assets. The firm's trial-tested attorneys zealously represent our clients' interests at trial, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations, as well as during settlement negotiations. Their extensive experience and ability to collaborate with DGS' other IP attorneys allow them to efficiently and effectively prepare cases for trial and to develop creative solutions to favorably resolve matters.

Industry Focus

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Cleantech
  • Consumer Products
  • Electronics
  • Entertainment
  • Hardware
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Higher Education (Tech Transfer)
  • Internet
  • IT Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Software β€” Enterprise, SaaS, Cloud, and Mobile Apps
  • Telecommunications

Representative Experience

  • Management of trademark and patent portfolios and related domestic and foreign prosecution activities for a worldwide leader in advanced advertising technologies and a leading aviation OEM component manufacturer.
  • Represented clients in complex commercial contract transactions involving large equipment manufacturers, health-care organizations, cable, energy, satellite, and telecommunications companies.
  • Resolved numerous trademark and service mark infringement disputes.
  • Represented clients in various industries in litigation and trials that involved the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
  • Represented oil and gas software company in divestiture of leading valuation software.
  • Obtained complete victory in federal court for a software company in a dispute regarding the ownership of copyrights and patents.
  • Represented clients in various industries in cybersecurity, data breach, and risk management matters.
  • Represented clients in the freedom-to-operate of a number of chemical formulation based products.

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