Polsinelli announced today the addition of a new shareholder to the firm’s Denver office, focused on its growing Intellectual Property practice. Bart Starr brings 15 years of legal experience, along with a decade of working as an engineer, to offer intellectual property litigation and technical insights to Polsinelli clients. Starr is the sixth intellectual property attorney to join the Denver office in the last year.
As a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), Starr has focused his practice on patent litigation, trademark and trade secret litigation, and copyright law in a variety of technologies and industries, including consumer goods and products, industrial equipment and technology, telecommunications, oil and gas equipment and technology, health care technology, and computer hardware and software systems. In 2013 and 2014, he was named an “Intellectual Property Star” by the publication Managing Intellectual Property.
“Bart’s experience in intellectual property litigation along with his years as a professional engineer make him a great advocate for our clients during the trial and appeals processes,” said Greg Durbin, Denver shareholder and vice chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Polsinelli. “Bart will bring effective leadership and sound advice to both our firm and our growing roster of clients.”
Starr earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he served as primary notes editor of the Washington University Law Review, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University along with at B.S. in Physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Prior to practicing law, Starr spent 10 years as an engineer in the oil and gas and water and wastewater industries.
“I look forward to helping continue to grow Polsinelli’s intellectual property litigation practice and develop close client relationships,” said Starr.
Starr is licensed to practice in Texas and his application for admission in Colorado is pending.
Starr joins the firm’s growing national Intellectual Property practice that has deep experience in all aspects of intellectual property across all technology sectors. In January 2014, the Denver office of Polsinelli added veteran patent attorneys Timothy Worrall and Milan Vinnola, both of whom have national practices and began their careers as patent examiners in Washington, D.C.
The firm’s Intellectual Property practice is a cross-functional group of attorneys in Polsinelli offices nationwide who serve clients’ intellectual property needs in various industries. The firm’s attorneys handle the most complex issues facing technology and high tech companies, bioscience and life sciences companies, animal science, medical device, pharmaceutical, software and business methods, data privacy, health care, IT, and a variety of other high tech industries.