Ian O’Neill joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Intellectual Property practice group as a shareholder in the Denver office. His addition further strengthens the firm’s robust services in this growing area of the law. Brownstein’s IP practice is now one of the largest based in the Mountain West and includes more than 30 professionals who focus their practice on intellectual property, including litigation, patent prosecution, and trademark and copyright licensing and enforcement.
“Brownstein continues to invest strategically in its intellectual property practice after expanding rapidly through acquisitions over the past three years,” said Adam Agron, Brownstein’s co-managing partner. “Adding Ian, with his emphasis on privacy technology transactions and digital security issues, further increases the robust services we offer our consumer products, cloud services, gaming, crowdfunding, digital health and big data clients.”
O’Neill has nearly two decades of experience working on the cutting edge of digital product development and commerce ranging from mobile to cloud based services and focusing on licensing and data security, technology transactions and complex corporate intellectual property matters. His experience in mobile and internet commerce includes mobile payments, app development, social networking, online and mobile gaming, e-commerce, digital content distribution, state and federal privacy issues and payment processing.
Prior to joining Brownstein, O’Neill practiced at a large Denver-based national firm and at the Colorado office of a Silicon Valley based international technology-focused firm. He has a decade of experience in technology licensing, media and technology transactions, IT outsourcing, digital marketing, mobile gaming, promotions and advertising work, both agency side and in-house, with substantial experience in branding and corporate communications. He earned his law degree and Master of Laws, both with honors, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honours from the University of East Anglia.