Christopher R. Stanton

1801 California St., Suite 3300
Denver, CO 80202
D: 303.357.1647
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Eileen L. Ellefsen


University of Colorado
J.D., 2012

UCLA Anderson’s School of Businesss
MBA, Finance and Strategy Emphasis, 2006

University of Colorado
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2001
Minor, Computer Science

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado State Bar, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Denver Business Series: Board Member
The Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court: Member
Colorado Bar Association – IP Section: Member
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association: Member

Publications & Speaking

Intellectual Property Protection for the Emerging Colorado Company, Denver Business Series Legal Café, October 20, 2016

Each discrete act of copying gets the full three year statute of limitation:  the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in Petrella v. MGM, co-authored with Katherine Muller, Lexology, June 2014

“IP Protection In Budding Pot Industry,” Law Week Colorado, March 3, 2014

The M&G Edge CLS Bank v. Alice Corp.: The Federal Circuit’s Fractured Decision Fails to Resolve the Question of Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions, May 15, 2013

Presenter, Careers in Intellectual Property Law, National Society for Black Engineers, March 2013

Presenter, Careers in Intellectual Property Law, Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers National Conference, November 2012


“Marijuana Companies Try to Protect The Intellectual Property Of Their Pot Brands,” Main Street, New York, March 28, 2014

Chris is an attorney at the Denver office of Merchant & Gould. With an MBA in finance and strategy and a BS in chemical engineering, his practice covers all areas of intellectual property law with a focus on trademarks, licensing, and patent prosecution.

Chris's philosophy to practicing IP law centers on counseling and executing an IP strategy that aligns with a client's business goals. This philosophy originates from Chris's pre-law school business experience. Chris has exposure to a variety of industries including entertainment, food and beverage manufacturing, building materials, and telecommunications.


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