Sean R. O’Dowd


Sean’s practice focuses on intellectual property, with a particular emphasis in the areas of patent counseling and procurement, patent licensing, and support of litigation and transactional matters.

Sean has drafted and prosecuted hundreds patent applications covering a spectrum of technologies including cellular telephony, semiconductor fabrication, Internet software, network architecture and management; anti-spyware software; renewable energy and wireless local area networking.

Previously, Sean practiced in the Intellectual Property and Litigation groups of Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and was an associate at the intellectual property law firm of Fitch, Even, Tabin, and Flannery. At both firms, Sean’s practice encompassed a wide range of strategic patent counseling, license negotiation, patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. He managed the patent portfolios and developed the patent strategy for several local and regional companies.

Prior to pursuing a legal career, Sean was a project manager for Sempra Energy Solutions where he directed implementation of direct digital controls, harmonic analysis equipment, energy efficiency and power conditioning technologies.

Sean was also an editor for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law column of The Colorado Lawyer, and has guest lectured for both business and law classes as the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Sean received his law degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University College of Law in 2001. While at Arizona State, he was an Associate Articles Editor for the Arizona State Law Journal. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 1991.


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