BRUCE E. DAHL

 

Luck resides at the intersection of opportunity and preparation.

-Seneca

Bruce E. Dahl

Bruce Dahl provides a full range of strategic intellectual property legal counseling to our clients in his role as chair of the intellectual property law practice group. As an IP lawyer, his vast range of experience extends to U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, patent infringement studies, design-around efforts and agreements relating to intellectual property. Over his career, Bruce has prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including materials science, optics, energy production, computers and software, general mechanics and thermodynamics. He also represents clients in a wide array of industries, such as manufacturing, mining and film coating.

Blessed with endless curiosity for how things work, Bruce is perfectly suited for his role as a hybrid technologist-engineer lawyer. While he still loves writing and filing exquisite patent applications and distilling complex information as an advocacy tool for the advancement of sciences, Bruce truly relishes counseling clients on how to use IP to achieve their business goals. As an experienced patent lawyer, he truly believes a patent is a type of innovative tool, one that inventors can use both offensively and defensively to achieve their objectives and leverage their businesses. 

Like all great engineers, away from the office, you will probably find Bruce in his garage tinkering, woodworking, metalworking or firing up his fully restored 1965 Mustang that purrs with a sound and vibration that speaks to his heightened sense of sensory perception. A father to two boys and a girl, who are all musically inclined, Bruce recently helped one of his teenage sons create a new PA speaker cart (think angle iron and a welding torch), so new speakers could easily be carted on and off the football field for the marching band’s final performance of the season. As an intellectual property attorney, he is just as resourceful and inventive as that example suggests.

Education

  • J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
  • Associate Editor, Transportation Law Journal, 1987-1988

Areas of Practice

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Our business attorneys recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Most businesses have intellectual property, although some don’t fully appreciate it.

We have over 130 years of experience representing clients in minerals development.

As legal professionals, we recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Aviation, Aerospace and Autonomous Systems

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law, Patent Law,Trade Secrets Law, 2018-2021
  • Listed, IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2018-2020
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2015
  • Listed, "Top 10 Business Newsmakers," Denver Business Journal, 2014
  • Benchmark Plaintiffs, Local Litigation Star, 2012-2013

Articles And Presentations

  • Quoted, "Business Methods Still a Sore Spot," Law Week Colorado, May 16, 2016
  • Speaker, “Patenting Your Research – The Hows and Whys,” University of Arizona, Tech Launch Arizona’s Lunch and Learn, April 2016

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Board Member, CO-LABS, 2017-Current
  • Board Member, Colorado IP American Inn of Court, 2015-2017
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office