Heath J. Briggs

Heath J. Briggs is a chemical engineer, a registered patent attorney, and has more than 10 years of patent prosecution experience. Heath has significant patent prosecution experience in the chemical area, especially in the areas of material science (e.g., metallurgy) and organic chemistry, and Heath represents several Fortune 500 companies in this area, managing their worldwide patent portfolios. Heath also has significant experience in the software and internet fields. Heath has obtained dozens of U.S. patents for his clients, and has worked with foreign counsel in China, France, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom, among others, to obtain foreign patents for his clients.

Heath has significant experience with the new U.S. Patent Office post-grant review proceedings, having represented several entities in connection with the new inter partes review process. These representations include:

Representation of Samsung in inter partes review IPR2014-00044; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. v. B.E. Technology, L.L.C.
Representation of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in inter partes review IPR2014-00070; Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Personal Audio, LLC.
Representation of Brookwood in inter partes review IPR2014-00412; Brookwood Companies, Inc. v. Nextec Applications, Inc.
Outside of the new post-grant review processes, Heath has worked on nearly 20 U.S. patent reexaminations (both inter partes and ex parte), and more than 10 European opposition proceedings for his clients.

Since 2005, Heath has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches engineering students a self-designed course on intellectual property law. He was also selected by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to provide online IP training for its chemical engineering members. Heath is involved in the community, where his passion is to educate aspiring inventors and entrepreneurs about intellectual property.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property & Technology, 2) Climate Change and 3) Life Sciences & Medical Technology
Law School J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2003
Education B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Colorado, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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