Marianne R. Timm-Schreiber

1801 California St., Suite 3300
Denver, CO 80202
D: 303.357.1204
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Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D., 2005

University of Iowa
B.S. Biology, with honors, 2001

Bar and Court Admissions

Colorado Bar, 2011
Illinois State Bar, 2005
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2005
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2005

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Colorado IP Inn of Court
Colorado Women's Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Colorado Rising Stars, 2013-2017
Law Week Colorado's Top Women Lawyers 2014, Recipient

Publications & Speaking

Marianne R. Timm-Schreiber, George C. Lewis and Kathleen E. Ott, Using IP to Position Your Company for Sale, Corporate Counsel, January 13, 2014

Marianne R. Timm-Schreiber, Ajay Singh, Kathy Kowalchky and Gary Myles, Myriad Decision May Invalidate Many Patents, Today’s General Counsel, December/January 2014

The M&G Edge Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.: Isolated, Naturally Occurring DNAs are Patent Ineligible Products of Nature, June 19, 2011

Marianne R. Timm, Protecting IP In Company Sales, Law Week Colorado, December 2, 2013

Marianne R. Timm-Schreiber and Andrew Jagenow presented International Patent Prosecution Issues, CLE at the10th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, June 1, 2012

Marianne R. Timm-Schreiber and Dana P. Jozefczyk co-authored Guidelines for Obtaining a Patent, Minnesota Inventors Congress, 2011.Vol.10

Marianne R. Timm-Schreiber and Dana P. Jozefczuk co-authored, Patent Filing: How to Save $, Time & Grief, Inventors Digest, September 2011

Spotting Potential Patent Issues For Your Clients: Patent Basics, CLE presented for the Nebraska Women's Bar Association, August 4, 2010

Marianne R. Timm et al., Nano Torsion Probes for the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), MN Nano ENewsletter, Issue 5, (Nov. 2009)

Marianne R. TimmCima Nano Tech's Commercially Viable SANTETM Product Line, MN Nano ENewsletter, Issue 3, (April 2009)

Marianne R. Timm and Ryan T. Grace, The War Against Obviousness, 12:1 Nebraska Lawyer 5 (2009)

Marianne R. Timm, Ramifications Of The Net MoneyIN Inc. Decision, IP Law360, (2009)

Marianne R. Timm and Ryan T. Grace, Strategies In The War Against Obviousness, IP Law360, (2009)

Marianne R Timm et al., Nanotechnology and the Intellectual Property Landscape, Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nanocentury, 239-257 (2007)

Marianne R. Timm, Nanotechnology: U.S. State Government Promotion through Legislation, Nanolougues, Series 3, (2006)

Combining her technical and scientific background with her ability to think creatively, Marianne is skilled in all aspects of patent work across multiple technology fields.

Marianne practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent prosecution, opinion work, and client counseling, including intellectual property portfolio management, worldwide patent procurement, patentability analysis, product clearance, validity analysis, and infringement analysis. She also performs trademark and copyright prosecution. 

Marianne has broad experience in the medical device, biotechnological, telecommunication, food technology,  mechanical, and pharmaceutical arts fields. She has prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to medical devices, fiber optics, computer software, water treatment systems, mechanical devices, food technology, assaying techniques, recombinant proteins/peptides, antibodies, gene therapy vectors, pharmaceutical compounds, polymeric fine fibers, and nanotechnology.

In the field of genetics, Marianne has performed genetic research to determine the cause of cleft palate in humans, during which she found an unknown synonymous mutation in the human gene Jagged 2. She has also worked on several different congressional grants relating to gene and nanotechnology patent research and analysis (e.g., Complex Genetic Disorders and Intellectual Property Rights and NER: Nanotechnology and Intellectual Property).

At Merchant & Gould, Marianne serves on the diversity committee, and does pro bono work for the Denver Center for Crime Victims. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, running, skiing, and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes. 



Medical Sequencing of Candidate Genes for Nonsyndromic Cleft Lip and Palate , 1:6 PLoS Genetics 0651 (2005)

Patents on Human Genes: Analysis of Scope of Claims , 307 Science 1566 (2005)


Speeding Innovation, Denver Business Journal, June 13-19, 2014

What Is Hoteling? Denver Business Journal, June 13-19, 2014

Top Women 2014, Law Week Colorado, May 26, 2014