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Joseph E. Kovarik

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in Denver, CO

Sheridan Ross P.C.
1560 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-863-2977
Fax: 303-863-0223
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2023
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
Attorney Profile

Joe Kovarik represents inventors and entrepreneurial ventures -- helping them to protect their technologies from a legal standpoint and 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 over 25 years of experience in patent prosecution and litigation strategies, Joe is able to promote clients' interests, whether before the Patent and Trademark Office, in federal court, or across a negotiating table.

About Joseph E. Kovarik

First Admitted: 1986, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.sheridanross.com/joseph-e-kovarik

Honors/Awards

  •   AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell SuperLawyer since 2009; IADC member;  DRI member; Best Lawyers in America (2015-present)

Representative Clients

  • JBS Swift; Rocky Mountain Orthodontics; KDL Labs, LLC, MRI; SpineWindows, LLC; Lenox Maclaren; Colorado State University; Waters of Patagonia;

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Florida Power & Light v. LIXI, United States District of Southern Florida, Counsel for defendants in dispute over inventorship and ownership of patents.Kikkerland Design, Inc. v. B&R Plastics et al; United States District of Colorado; Counsel for defendants in patent infringement suit that was favorably settled.Lenox MacLaren v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Counsel for plaintiff in action for intentional interference with business relations involving a patented surgical device. Karol Designs v. Burton Snowboards United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Counsel for plaintiff in action for patent infringement of a step-in snowboard system. Dr. Glen Kelly v. Goretex United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Counsel for plaintiff in action Involving inventorship rights under a patented artificial blood vessel. Cargill v. Swift United States District Court the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. Counsel for defendant in action for patent infringement involving meat processing systems directed to the electrostimulation of muscle to increase tenderness qualities thereof. OrthoTain v. Rocky Mountain Orthodontics United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. Counsel for plaintiff in action for breach of contract and counterclaims for patent misuse involving orthodontic appliances. Callicrate v. Wadsworth Manufacturing United States District Court for the District of Montana, Missoula Division. Counsel for plaintiff patent holder involving cattle castration devices. WCM v. American Brass and Aluminum United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Counsel for plaintiff in an action for patent infringement of a plumbing device.  

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Admitted to practice: Colorado 1986; California 1989; District of Columbia 1990

Educational Background

  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D. 1986); University of Colorado (B.A., Biochemistry: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology; Philosophy, 1981) University of Colorado (Graduate study in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, 1981-1982)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office 

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Cherry Hills Village Water and Sanitation Board, 2015
  •   Joe is involved with various charitable groups and has served on the board of The Children’s Hospital Research Foundation.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author: Integrative Cancer Science and Therapeutics Cancer Moonshot: Patents-4-Patients – EXTENDED!, March 2019.Speaker - “Protecting Microbiome-Related IP and Strategies” - 3rd Annual Microbiome-Based Precision Medicine Symposium at the Tri-Conference March 2019 San Francisco, CAAuthor: “Cancer Moonshot: Patents for Patients” Trends in Cancer, August 2018.Speaker/Author: “Supreme Court Developments,” Defense Research Institute, April 2018.Speaker: “BioBreakfast: IPRs, Mayo and a Cancer Moonshot,” Colorado BioScience Association, March 2018.Speaker: “IPRs, Mayo and a Cancer Moonshot,” Microbiome-Based Precision Medicine Conference, Cambridge Innovation Institute, San Francisco, California, February 15, 2018.Speaker: “Cancer Moonshot: Obtaining Patents on Oncologic Therapies,” 15th Annual Discovery on Target, Cambridge Innovation Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2017.Author: Intellectual Property Duty to Disclose Guide “IADC Intellectual Property Committee” July 2017.Author: “A Fed. Circ. Failure and The Constitutionality of IPR,” Law360, 2017.Author: International Association of Defense Counsel - “What is a Patent? The Constitutionality of Claim Invalidation in Inter Partes Review and ITC Proceedings,” 2017. Author: “The Patent Eligibility Tsunami: The Impact of Mayo and Alie Decisions on the Future of Innovation,” International Association of Defense Counsel Newsletter, 2017.Moderator: “Intellectual Property Issues in Acquisitions and Financing,” American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2015.  , Presenter, “Protecting Microbiome-Related IP and Strategies”, 3rd Annual Microbiome-Based Precision Medicine Symposium at the Tri-Conference March 2019 San Francisco, CA, Biotech, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Agricultural
  • Biotech
  • CRISPR
  • Food Products
  • Insurance
  • Medical Device
  • Microbiome
  • Oil And Gas
  • Sports Equipment
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Office Location for Joseph E. Kovarik

1560 Broadway
Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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