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May 29, 2018Press Release

Michael Best Hires Two IP Litigation Attorneys To Its Growing Denver Office

Denver, CO (May 29, 2018) – Michael Best continues to grow its Denver office with the addition of attorneys Justin R. Cruz and Ben Roxborough. Both join the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, focusing their practices on intellectual property litigation.

“We’re ecstatic to welcome Justin and Ben to our expanding Denver office,” said John Scheller, Litigation Practice Group Chair. “It’s truly an exciting time for our team. Ben and Justin’s IP litigation experience complements our already-deep bench strength in the Western States.”

Cruz assists clients achieve their business goals by obtaining protection of their intellectual property rights and developing strategies to enforce them. Cruz has extensive experience resolving IP related disputes through litigation. He has achieved positive results on behalf of his clients in cases involving utility patents, design patents, trade dress, copyrights, as well as challenging the validity of patents through Post-Grant Proceedings before the United States Patent Office (USPTO). He has experience across industries including medical devices, software systems, IoT, agricultural, mining, and oil and gas.

Roxborough focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on patent, trademark, and false advertising disputes. He is a dual-qualified lawyer in the U.S. and Australia. Roxborough’s unique experience provides clients with a diverse set of skills, a scientific background and a global perspective.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Cruz worked at one of the largest boutique intellectual property firms based in the Rocky Mountain region. He received his J.D. from DePaul University and his B.A. from the University of Colorado.

Previously, Roxborough clerked for Judge William J. Martínez and Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya in the District of Colorado and for Chief Judge James D. Peterson and Judge William M. Conley in the Western District of Wisconsin. Roxborough received his J.D. equivalent in Australia from The College of Law – Sydney, his LL.M. from Stanford Law School, and his B.S. from the University of Wollongong in Australia. He also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in false advertising and patent law.

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