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Roberta Jean Hanson

Roberta Jean Hanson

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Denver, CO, USA

Roberta Hanson is special counsel practicing intellectual property at Faegre Baker Daniels' Denver office. 

Prior to her patent prosecution career, Roberta was in research for several years. Her most recent studies involved research at the Immunology department of National Jewish Medical and Research Center studying gamma delta T cells. She also served as an intern in the Technology Transfer Office of National Jewish for one year while performing her research in the lab.

Roberta joined Faegre Baker Daniels as a patent agent in 2004 and after law school, she became a patent attorney. Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, she was a patent agent at Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman.

Roberta has prepared and prosecuted numerous United States and International patent applications for clients in various sectors including biotech, biofuels, chemical, pharmaceutical, health supplements, nutrition substitutes, herbal medicines, medical device, and computer software. In addition, some other aspects of her practice include performing IP due diligence, compiling and negotiating complex biotech license agreements, compiling and negotiating sponsored research agreements, drafting joint venture agreements; compiling freedom to operate assessments, compiling press releases related to intellectual property disclosures and assisting in the formation and development of start-up and spin-out companies.
Roberta has also served as part of litigation teams enforcing and defending patent infringement and invalidity claims. Here, her experience has been utilized to analyze complex documents and assist in pre-litigation strategies; provide claim construction analysis, and validity and infringement analysis.

Roberta uses all of her previous experiences to aid in the understanding, drafting and prosecuting of patent applications. In addition, these experiences have provided her with a unique perspective for counseling clients regarding intellectual property strategies carefully geared toward the client's needs and budgetary constraints.


University of Denver Sturm College of LawJ.D. (2008)
University of Arizona Ph.D, Molecular and Cellular Biology/Biochemistry
Texas A&M University, B.S. Microbiology

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


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