Heath J. Briggs

Heath J. Briggs

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Heath J. Briggs is a chemical engineer, a registered patent attorney, and has more than 13 years of patent prosecution experience. Heath has significant 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 significant experience with the new AIA trial proceedings, having represented several entities in connection with over 35 inter partes review proceedings, including representing companies such as Samsung, Limelight Networks, Stingray Music, Kia Motors, Schlumberger, and SK hynix.

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.

Concentrations

  • 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

     

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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars," 2017
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2017
    •  "Recognized Practitioner," 2016-2017
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Prosecution, 2014-2017
  • Listed, Denver Business Journal, "Forty Under 40," 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, "Intellectual Property for Engineers," University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 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

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office