Brad J. Hattenbach

Senior Counsel

Brad J. Hattenbach

Brad has practiced law as a U.S. patent and intellectual property attorney for more than 20 years. He leverages his physics and legal training to help companies protect their intellectual property through careful consideration of their technology, business goals, and markets to craft IP strategies that make sense in terms of business stage and budget. Brad works with clients to develop and manage portfolios of patent and trademark registrations, negotiates technology licensing agreements, provides pre-market product design clearance, and analyzes potential acquisition portfolios. He also often provides patent expertise and analysis when clients find themselves accused of infringement or determines it necessary to enforce patents through litigation.

Brad has worked with client technologies in a number of industries including consumer and industrial products (mechanical and electromechanical), medical devices, clean tech, nanotech, telecommunications systems, video and audio processing, software (including cloud, edge, SaaS, and AI), and industrial designs.

Brad is an adult leader for his son’s Boy Scout troop and a former youth soccer coach. He enjoys getting away to the mountains with his family, skiing, playing soccer, reading fiction, and strumming a guitar.


J.D. – University of Colorado School of Law
B.A. – University of Colorado, Boulder


Federal District Court of Colorado
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Organizations

Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Mi Casa-ProBoPat Volunteer

Publications & Presentations

The European Unitary Patent – Implications and Strategies for U.S. Businesses (Intellectual Property Today). November 2013.

“The New EU Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court: Strategic Considerations for US Applicants/Patentees,” American Bar Association, May 28, 2015.

The “Smart Phone” Wars – Episode VII: Will the Force of the Supreme Court Awaken? The TMCA, January 19, 2016.

The Supreme Court Emerges From Its Carbon Freeze on Design Patents, The TMCA, April 1, 2017.

What do Raging Bull and Adult Diapers Have in Common? The TMCA, April 6, 2017.

Plaintiff in Gridiron Battle Over Place of Expert Testimony in Software Claim Requests Supreme Court to Be Referee, The TMCA, August 22, 2017.

Will Copyright Rules for Player Pianos Continue to Govern Digital Music Delivery? The TMCA, March 27, 2018.

Moving Past Player Pianos? The TMCA, April 27, 2018.

Dueling Pianos – Copyright Rules for Digital Music Delivery Almost in Harmony, The TMCA, September 27, 2018.

What can hair metal and grunge bands teach us about IP ownership? The TMCA, March 22, 2019

“Practical Strategies for Start-Up Companies to Manage Intellectual Property Rights,” Colorado BioScience Association Bio Boot Camp, April 2012, April 2013, April 2014, April 2016, April 2018, April 2019, June 2020.