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Ken Winterton

Of Counsel

1800 Broadway, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302

Ken provides strategic patent counsel, preparing and prosecuting complex patent applications in the U.S. and abroad.

Ken has experience in nearly every facet of patent practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and supports clients as they navigate through the patent process. When litigation is required, Ken has significant expertise offering solutions and guidance to develop the best course of action.

In addition to 15 years of patent prosecution experience, Ken also brings particular experience in infringement and validity opinions, post-issuance proceedings, design patent prosecution and litigation, Ex-parte and inter-partes PTO proceedings, and patent infringement and ITC litigation.

Before becoming a patent attorney, Ken spent a number of years as a process engineer, first with Texas Instruments and then with Intel.


Pre-Litigation Strategies
  • Infringement and invalidity opinions
  • Post-issuance proceedings
  • Design patent prosecution and litigation
  • Ex-parte and inter-partes PTO proceedings
  • Patent infringement and ITC litigation
Preparation and Prosecution
  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution 
  • Standards-related patents
Opinions and Counseling
  • Patent infringement and validity analysis
  • Non-infringement/invalidity opinions
  • Design patent counseling and opinions
Patent Licensing and Due Diligence
  • Strategic patent acquisitions
  • Product clearances
  • IP due diligence

Electrical/Electronic/Computer Science
Wireless telecommunications, standards-related technologies, semiconductor devices and fabrication, control systems, communication systems, networks, computer software, printing, circuits, memory, batteries, optics, imaging systems, nanotechnology, electro-mechanical, computer architecture, data storage, telecommunications, antenna systems, control systems, robotics, MEMS, remote sensing devices, and instrumentation

Complex mechanical and medical devices 


Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

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