Vandana Koelsch

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Vandana S. Koelsch is an experienced Colorado intellectual property and commercial litigator with a focus on intellectual property claims. She has handled a wide variety of complex cases and can offer a focused and efficient approach. Ms. Koelsch is also experienced in the sale, acquisition, and licensing of intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions of technology-based companies. She was trained at litigation firms in Washington DC and is adept at quickly identifying the key issues and developing an economical approach.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Koelsch served as General Counsel to a publicly traded intellectual property licensing company where she managed licensing and enforcement of seminal telecommunications patents. In that role, she managed patent litigation matters in the District Courts for the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Texas and the Southern District of New York. She oversaw more than 25 post-grant reviews before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board and three appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Koelsch has also served as Chief IP Counsel to a telecommunications company with over $1B in annual revenue where she managed the litigation, prosecution, and maintenance of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and web domains. She crafted the strategy for two patent infringement trials covering software platform technology and successfully settled the matter on behalf of the client. She was integral in the sale of a video-content platform to a third party for $100M in cash and stock, where she performed due diligence and drafted key intellectual property provisions.

Some of the recent matters in which Ms. Koelsch has resolved or that are currently pending include:

  • Achieved a successful settlement of a business torts case involving claims of breach of a prior settlement agreement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, trade libel, and design and utility patent infringement claims over a mechanical device and prevailed in a procedural motion to maintain jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. Section 1404.
  • Procedurally removed an action for breach of contract and civil theft filed in state court to federal court in a matter for failed business venture that required license of intellectual property covering agricultural soil improvement.
  • Represented healthcare client in action for trade secret misappropriation of client list by former employee who improperly accessed client’s computer database.
  • Litigated shareholder dispute and derivative action for a software company with competing claims of source code ownership, fraudulent copyright registration, and copyright infringement.
  • Successfully resolved a domain name dispute for a Denver-based website developer under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.
  • Litigated a copyright infringement, breach of contract, and implied license action for travel vacation videos and developed damages model based on website metrics.
  • Successfully resolved action on behalf of client with claims of breach of contract, theft of client list and copyright infringement for inspection reports by former independent contractor.
  • Procedurally removed an action to federal court for a nutritional supplement manufacturer based on a claim of copyright infringement. Ms. Koelsch obtained a severe discovery sanction against opposing party for suppressing evidence.

Previous engagements:

Counseled client on the purchase of patent portfolio related to a system of distributed energy management.

Counseled client on the patent prosecution of shale energy patents.

Successfully represented client in patent infringement matter for software technology and in retaliatory countersuit, resulting in a global settlement with favorable terms.

Ms. Koelsch has conducted litigation, transaction, and patent prosecution in technologies involving mechanical issues (fuel filters, robots, warehouse storage technologies); semiconductors (fabrication); data compression algorithms (JPEG); software (internet technology, e-commerce; cloud, virtual computers); oil and gas (technologies for extraction of shale oil); financial products (stored value products and backend platforms); telecommunications (least cost routing, interactive voice response, presence); and clean technology (energy meter, power management), among others.

Ms. Koelsch clerked for the Hon. Justice Alex J. Martinez (Ret.) of the Colorado Supreme Court.

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