Shannon Lynch Haen

Shannon Lynch Haen



Shannon engages with her clients to protect their intellectual property rights – leveraging her professional engineering background to drive client-oriented and actionable solutions.

As an associate in Dorsey’s patent group in Denver, Shannon works with clients of all sizes to prepare and prosecute patents in the United States and foreign jurisdictions, as well as prepare infringement and patentability opinions.

Prior to law school, Shannon worked as an engineer for two significant global manufacturers.  She began her career as an engineer for powersports manufacturer, Polaris Industries.  Four years later, she transitioned to a role as an application engineer with Gates Corporation, a global industrial manufacturer.  Her five years with Gates gave her experience with engaging with customers on belt drive designs, managing the global commercialization of belt driven bicycle products, and managing both supplier and customer relationships.

Education & Admissions

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D., 2015), 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, 2004)


  • Colorado
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Industries & Practices

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mining
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Various volunteer positions with FIRST- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
Shannon Lynch Haen