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Gregory D. Leibold

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Greg Leibold's practice is focused on counseling clients in acquiring, protecting, and leveraging their investment in innovation. Greg has prosecuted patents and negotiated agreements relating to a variety of technologies, including software, telecommunications, automotive technologies, internet telephony, mechanical and sports inventions, and financial services systems. He also assists clients in patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation; patent and trademark prosecution; validity and infringement opinions; and due diligence.

Greg's previous experience includes serving for six years as general counsel, first for an Internet teleconferencing company and then for an enterprise software firm. His in-house experience helps him understand his clients' motivations and pressures and how he can best provide what they need in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Personal Approach

Greg loves that his clients are innovators who look at the world and try to improve it by making things better, faster, cheaper, and more accessible. He combines a passion for advocating and a fascination with technology to help his clients acquire and use their intellectual property portfolios as a critical component of their overall business strategy.

Greg is an avid golfer, fly fisherman, and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

More About Gregory D. Leibold


  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, Order of the Coif, 1996
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering and English, Duke University, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1996
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1992

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1998


  • Licensing Executives Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Colorado Chapter, Former Director

Honors & Recognitions

  • IAM Global Leaders, 2023, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Patent Law, 2015-2021, 2023, 2024
  • IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders, 2021
  • IAM Patent 1000, Intellectual Property Licensing, 2014, 2017-2020
  • The Legal 500, Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution, 2010, 2013
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2023-2024
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009


  • Hon. Lewis T. Babcock, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


  • Co-presenter, "When MOU is a Four-Letter Word – The Dangers of Memoranda of Understanding in Negotiating Collaboration Agreements," Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel Fall Frenzy, October 4, 2018
  • Co-presenter, "Protecting IP in the Face of Increasing "Competition": Key Considerations in Joint Development Agreements," Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel Fall Frenzy, September 28, 2016.
  • Presenter, "Running a Licensing Program – An Operating Company Perspective," IP Enforcement & Monetization Summit, April 21, 2016.
  • Co-presenter, "Emerging Trend in M&A Practice- IP Reps, Warranties, and Insurance," Rocky Mountain IP Institute, May 2014
  • Co-presenter, "Strange Bedfellows - Hybrid Patent & Trade Secret Licenses," Rocky Mountain IP Institute, May 2013
  • Presenter, "25% Rule Held to be 100% Wrong? Reasonable Royalties After Uniloc," MIPLA IP Licensing Committee Meeting, 2012
  • Co-presenter, "Reasonable is in the Eye of the Beholder," GC Symposium, ACC Colorado, April 28, 2011
  • Co-presenter, "IP Product Lifecycle," Colorado Association of Corporate Counsel Meeting, April 21, 2011
  • Presenter, 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property and Technology Institute, May 2009
  • Presenter, "Slash but don't Burn? Prioritizing Intellectual Property in a Recession," ACC Colorado Lunch & CLE, April 2009
  • Presenter, 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property and Technology Institute, June 2008
  • Presenter, "Provisional Patent Rights in the United States," Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting, October 2007


  • Author, "Making Denver an IP Hub: Benefits of New USPTO office," Law 360, June 30, 2014
  • Co-author, "Intellectual Property Licensing Strategies," 2011 ed. (Inside the Minds), copyright 2010, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore
  • Co-author, "Initiating Licensing Discussions After Sandisk & Seagate: What Is A Patent Owner To Do?" Merchant & Gould Whitepaper: The Edge, November 2008
  • Co-author, "New Patent Rules are Coming," Law Week Colorado, October 2007
  • Quoted, "USPTO Faces Revolt Over Patent Rules," IP Law360, October 5, 2007
  • Co-author, "MedImmune: More Leverage," Law Week Colorado, May 14, 2007
  • Author, "In Juries We Do Not Trust: Appellate Review of Patent Infringement Litigation," 67 U. Colo. L. Rev. 623, 1996
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