Intellectual Property

With over 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property, our team has the expertise to navigate the quickly evolving IP landscape and provide for our clients’ diverse needs.  Our IP team has handled nearly all aspects of the practice, including all matters of patent and trademark filings, copyrights, trade secrets, and related IP litigation in all of the functional IP areas. In addition to the traditional areas of IP, our attorneys also have experience in the carry-over of IP principles as they may apply to other areas of law including privacy and First Amendment rights.

Our attorneys have experience not only in the U.S., but internationally in the protection of worldwide IP rights.  Our attorneys regularly advise clients on strategies for international protection through international treaties such as the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the Madrid Protocol. Our portfolio of clients ranges from individuals and small businesses to globally recognized brands and multinational firms.

For emerging companies, a strong IP strategy can be crucial to future success. We partner with start-up companies and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable strategies and lay strong foundations, helping our clients manage intellectual property portfolios and future product development efforts.

Our IP attorneys have backgrounds in a variety of fields ranging from engineering and bioscience to business planning. This wide range of experience gives our team a broad perspective to help them anticipate and address big-picture concerns. Industries we have worked with include:

  •          A broad spectrum of mechanical and electrical fields
  •          Biotechnology
  •          Genetics
  •          Immunology
  •          Chemical and microbial remediation
  •          Renewable wind energy
  •          Solar power
  •          Oil and gas emissions capture
  •          Clean-coal
  •          Telecommunications
  •          Medical devices 
  •          Software 
  •          Business methods
  •          and many more

As a full-service firm, BHGR supports our Intellectual Property team with a full range of legal practices, ensuring that all of your business and individual legal needs can be met with expert care and attention. BHGR is your strategic partner at every stage, and for every goal. 

Practice Area Contact

Brent P. Johnson

Brent P. Johnson

Partner | bpj@bhgrlaw.com  | 303.402.1600

Brent P Johnson is a patent attorney with 25 years of experience in managing a diverse range of intellectual property matters for clients in the US and worldwide. Over this career, Brent’s practice includes numerous litigation matters and the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications worldwide. More…

David S. Kerr

David S. Kerr

Partner | dsk@bhgrlaw.com  | 303.402.1600

David S. Kerr is a registered patent attorney who works in the procurement and enforcement of a variety of intellectual property rights in the United States and throughout the world. David’s practice involves preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international patent applications in traditional markets such as Europe and Asia. Being fluent in Spanish, a portion of David’s practice is focused on securing intellectual property rights in emerging markets in both Central and South America. More…