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Jon R. Trembath

Co-Managing Partner, Denver Office


As an Intellectual Property litigation attorney with more than 20 years’ experience, Jon is adept in handling complex legal issues and challenging logistics.

He concentrates on patent litigation, devising winning strategies that give his clients competitive advantages in the marketplace. He has established a record of success at both the trial stage and with appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, prevailing in all but one of the Federal Circuit appeals he controlled.

Jon works on behalf of clients in a variety of industries, including agribusiness, energy, telecommunications, software, electronics, manufacturing, and mining. Clients appreciate Jon’s strong analytical skills and his ability to translate elaborate, intricate concepts and technologies into a clear and compelling narrative. Jon also advises businesses on portfolio management and monetization.


Prior to joining the firm, Jon was a partner in the Colorado branch of a noted U.S. patent litigation firm. Earlier in his legal career, he was an associate at a global IP specialty firm and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Recent representative matters include:

  • Asked to join a motion to remand by the Patent Office, after requesting the remand in his opening appellate brief.
  • Prevailed in an appeal filed on behalf of a major semiconductor manufacturer in a published opinion.
  • Prevailed in an appeal that reversed a trial court judgment with a $50 million exposure to his client, a construction equipment manufacturer.
  • Successfully litigated a suit involving 37 patents in the semiconductor and telecommunications arts fields.
  • Successfully obtained ex parte seizure orders, including cases with unregistered trademarks.
  • Obtained favorable outcomes for his clients in several trademark and right of publicity claims.
  • Prevailed in several inter partes review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Honors & Recognitions

  • IP Stars, Colorado Edition, 2020-2021
  • Acritas "Star Lawyer" 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Litigation - Patent, 2018-present
  • IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2014-present
  • IAM Patent 1000 – World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2016-present
  • Barrister’s Best, Law Week Colorado, 2013

Professional Activities

  • Member and Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Patent Law Committee, 2007-2010
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Past President, Colorado IP Inn of Court
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association




Community Involvement

  • Active in Colorado IP Inn of Court
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