Shannon Lynch Haen
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Shannon Lynch Haen

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haen.shannon@dorsey.com

Overview

SHANNON ENABLES HER CLIENTS TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE DAY-TO-DAY BUSINESS CHALLENGES AS WELL AS COMPLEX CORPORATE ISSUES TO ACHIEVE GROWTH AND SUCCESS.

As a member of the Corporate group in Dorsey’s Denver office, Shannon works with clients of all sizes in the daily aspects of their business. She drafts and revises contracts ranging from engineering RFPs to SaaS development to IP assignments and licensing agreements. From counselling tech giants to emerging companies, Shannon is sensitive to her clients’ varying business goals and strategic concerns.

In addition to her corporate practice, Shannon leverages her IP background to drive client-oriented and actionable solutions by providing IP risk assessments. Shannon is also a USPTO-licensed patent attorney with experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications and managing domestic and foreign patent portfolios in the mechanical and electromechanical fields, as well as preparing patentability and infringement opinions.

Prior to law school, Shannon worked as an engineer for two significant global manufacturers. During her engineering career, she successfully developed and maintained substantive supplier and customer relationships. She also enjoyed managing the global commercialization of belt-driven bicycle products, running a second-shift welding manufacturing line, and spearheading product development for a new snowmobile target market.

Education & Admissions

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D.), Bruce B. Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship; James C. Owen, Jr. Endowed Scholarship; John E. Moye Endowed Scholarship; Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation Scholarship

Colorado State University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering)

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Experience

Representative Experience

Representative Corporate Experience

  • Advise on Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts for mining and power generation corporations
  • Prepare technology development agreements
  • Prepare IP assignment licensing agreements

Representative IP Counseling Experience

  • Provide strategic counseling regarding IP matters to global technology corporation

Representative Patent Prosecution Experience

  • Draft and prosecute design as well as mechanical and electromechanical utility applications
  • Global patent portfolio management

Industries & Practices

  • Construction & Design
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mining
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Various volunteer positions with FIRST- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
  • Member of Colorado American Intellectual Property Inn of Court since 2013

Accolades

  • Named "Denver Ones to Watch" in Intellectual Property Law by Best Lawyers®, 2022
Shannon Lynch Haen