Haynes and Boone Adds Denver IP Capabilities with Addition of Experienced Denver Practitioner Robert Ziemian


Robert Ziemian, a seasoned intellectual property lawyer with deep experience obtaining and enforcing patents and trademarks on a global basis, has joined the newly established Haynes and Boone, LLP Denver office.

“Denver has emerged as a leading source of IP innovation and products and we want to be able to service this vital part of the local and national economy.  Robert’s capabilities to help our existing clients on a broad range of patent prosecution services across multiple venues will prove invaluable in the years to come,” said Denver Administrative Partner Patrick L. Hughes. “His experience and medical products focus make him an ideal fit for our nationally recognized IP practice.”

Ziemian has focused his practice on prosecuting, enforcing and licensing patents in the areas of chemical engineering and industrial process flow, automotive technologies, medical devices, wireless, consumer electronics, telecom, e-commerce, targeted marketing, software and electronic gaming. In 2009 he was part of a patent litigation team that successfully settled a major patent infringement action for $70 million, which was one of the top ten IP wins that year.

His experience focuses on a holistic perspective in patent portfolio-building that includes filing and prosecuting patents, analyzing existing assets and identifying and acquiring new assets. He has previously worked with a team of top-level scientists and engineers in order to identify and acquire value patents in a variety of fields, including semiconductors, optics, software, telecom, wireless, e-commerce, electronic gaming, social networking, and electronics. His past work experiences include positions at entities such as TPL, Inc., Bose, the Navy Office of General Counsel, MWH Global, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

With the Haynes and Boone IP practice now encompassing about 20 percent of the firm, Ziemian said the resources available to his clients will also be vastly expanded.

“It is clear that Haynes and Boone is deeply invested in IP work at all levels,” Ziemian said. “Beyond that, the firm seems to care a lot about its regional offices, which includes an important California component. I could not pass up the chance to help launch these capabilities here in Colorado.”

The arrival of Ziemian comes on the heels of the recent announcement that the Denver office has expanded its energy, natural resources and environmental litigation capabilities with the addition of longtime Denver practitioner John D. Fognani and his colleague Mike Hegarty.

The Denver growth comes on the heels of a significant expansion of the firm’s Greater China cross-border practice, which added a six-member team of lawyers, including two seasoned partners – one in Shanghai and the other in Houston. Complementing this effort is the growth of the firm’s 20-year-old Mexico City office in anticipation of the opportunities for regional oil and gas companies as a result of the historic energy and infrastructure reforms in Mexico.

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