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Bruce E. Dahl

Bruce is the chair of the firm’s intellectual property practice group. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent infringement studies, design around efforts, and agreements relating to intellectual property.

Bruce has prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including materials science, optics, energy production, computers and software, general mechanics and thermodynamics. He also represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including the manufacturing, mining, and film coating industries.

Bruce began his career as an aerothermodynamicist for TRW. He stays connected to his science and technology roots by working with his clients and learning about their inventions and discoveries. Away from the office, Bruce is still creating. He enjoys building and fixing things, especially automobiles and has restored a 1965 Mustang. He also builds and flies model aircraft and is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America. 


  • J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
  • Associate Editor, Transportation Law Journal, 1987-1988

Areas of Practice

We represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

we recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation.

As legal professionals, we recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Most businesses have intellectual property. Many of them don’t even know it.

We have over 130 years of experience representing clients in minerals development.


  • Aviation, Aerospace and Autonomous Systems
  • Emerging Businesses and Technologies

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law, 2018-2020
  • Listed, IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2018-2019
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2015
  • Listed, "Top 10 Business Newsmakers," Denver Business Journal, 2014
  • Benchmark Plaintiffs, Local Litigation Star, 2012-2013

Articles And Presentations

  • Quoted, "Business Methods Still a Sore Spot," Law Week Colorado, May 16, 2016
  • Speaker, “Patenting Your Research – The Hows and Whys,” University of Arizona, Tech Launch Arizona’s Lunch and Learn, April 2016
  • Speaker, "Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets," Colorado Engineering Law Seminar, September 2013


  • Board Member, CO-LABS, 2017-Current
  • Board Member, Colorado IP American Inn of Court, 2015-2017
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office