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Heath J. Briggs

Heath J. Briggs is a chemical engineer, a registered patent attorney, and has more than 15 years of patent prosecution experience. Heath has deep patent prosecution experience in the chemical area, especially in the areas of material science (e.g., metallurgy) and organic chemistry, and Heath represents several Fortune 500 companies in this area, managing their worldwide patent portfolios. Heath also has significant experience in the software and internet fields. Heath has obtained dozens of U.S. patents for his clients, and has worked with foreign counsel in China, France, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom, among others, to obtain foreign patents for his clients.

Heath has wide-ranging experience with the new AIA trial proceedings, having represented several entities in connection with over 50 inter partes review proceedings, including representing companies such as Samsung, Limelight Networks, B. Braun, Kia Motors, Schlumberger, and SK hynix. Heath’s AIA experience spans a wide variety of technologies, with significant experience in proceedings involving computer software / telecommunications, medical device, oil and gas, and material science patents.

Outside of the new post-grant review processes, Heath has worked on nearly 20 U.S. patent reexaminations (both inter partes and ex parte), and more than 35 European opposition proceedings for his clients.

Since 2005, Heath has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches engineering students a self-designed course on intellectual property law. He was also selected by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to provide online IP training for its chemical engineering members. Heath is involved in the community, where his passion is to educate aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs about intellectual property.


  • Legal Areas
    • Patent prosecution and licensing
    • Post-issuance patent proceedings, including inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method patents, ex parte reexaminations and oppositions (Europe)
    • Patent opinions
  • Technical Areas
    • Materials science and metallurgy including aluminum and aluminum alloys, and silicon and silicon alloys
    • Additive Manufacturing/3-D Printing
    • Dietary supplements and food products
    • Water treatment
    • Solar cells and solar energy
    • Chemistry and chemical compounds
    • Medical devices and compounds
    • Military devices
    • Software


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law, 2019-2021
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars: Patent Stars," 2017-2020
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2017-2019
    •  "Recognized Practitioner," 2016-2019
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," 2014-2020
    • Post-Grant Proceedings, 2020
    • Prosecution, 2014-2019
  • Ranked 29th overall by Patexia amongst the Top 100 Best Performing IPR/AIA Trial Attorneys (representing Petitioners or Patent Owners), 2019
  • Ranked 31st overall by Patexia amongst the Top 100 Best Performing IPR/AIA Trial Attorneys (representing Petitioners or Patent Owners), 2018
  • Listed, Denver Business Journal, "Forty Under 40," 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, "Intellectual Property for Engineers," University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Volunteer, Front Range Regional Network Ambassador Program
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Professor, "Intellectual Property for Chemical Engineers" (Online Course), American Institute of Chemical Engineers


  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2003
    • American Jurisprudence Awards in Patent Law, Technology Law and Antitrust Law
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997
    • President, Chemical Engineering Honor Society
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office