Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP expanded its Denver office with the addition of Shane Niebergall as shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, with a focus on Patent Prosecution.
“Shane’s significant skill as a patent attorney and laser focus on providing highly customized client service is a perfect match with our team as we continue to expand our intellectual property service offerings to meet client demand,” said David G. Palmer and Michael R. McGinnis, co-managing shareholders of Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office, in a joint statement. “His practice will benefit technology companies here in Colorado and beyond.”
Niebergall’s legal practice is rooted in a deep understanding of individual clients’ objectives, technologies, and working styles, and a belief that the practice of patent law is not supported by a “one-size-fits-all” approach. As he creates strategies that align with his clients’ business goals, Niebergall helps develop policies to identify, evaluate, and monetize patentable technologies.
“Shane’s wide-ranging experience serving the needs of businesses in key technology and science industries allows us to offer enhanced legal counsel to many of our clients,” said Barry J. Schindler and Dr. Melissa Hunter-Ensor, co-chairs of the firm’s Global Patent Prosecution Group, in a joint statement. “He has a successful track record of ensuring that assets belonging to his clients are well-protected around the world.”
With a mix of established Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses in his client base, Niebergall manages significant patent portfolios while providing counsel on various patentability and infringement issues. These issues include design-around strategies, the investigation of new products launched in the marketplace, and enforcement and monetization strategies.
“Intellectual property is the heart and soul of a company. When a client comes to me with their portfolio, I will do everything possible to help them increase the value of their business and the reach of their technology,” Niebergall said. “Greenberg Traurig provides a global platform with exceptional resources for my clients and practice.”
Niebergall joins the firm from Perkins Coie LLP. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Colorado, with a concentration in aerospace engineering and molecular biology.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Patent Prosecution Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s IP attorneys have experience in managing international patent portfolios for major companies and organizations – including prosecuting thousands of patents. Greenberg Traurig’s patent capabilities run the gamut from application preparation and filing to examination and appeal processes to maximizing technology transfer opportunities – as well as handling patent litigation, when necessary.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 225 intellectual property attorneys and patent agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Trademark Law and a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law and Litigation, Copyright Law, Technology Law, and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2022 “Best Law Firms.”
About Greenberg Traurig’s Denver Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Denver team offers clients a business-minded perspective into legal issues as well as a strategic gateway for Denver businesses to operate in today’s global marketplace. The Denver team’s core practice areas include American Indian Law, appellate litigation, commercial litigation, compensation and benefits, corporate transactions, employment litigation, energy and natural resources, environmental compliance and litigation, federal regulatory and administrative law, financial services litigation, healthcare and FDA law, intellectual property and technology, land use and zoning, mergers and acquisitions, public finance, real estate, securities law, and tax.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: www.gtlaw.com.
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