Ross Breyfogle’s legal practice is focused on patent protection and the intellectual property aspects of technology-related assessments, transactions, due diligence and strategic counseling. His representations often involve effective interaction with a client’s other counsel in a team approach to maximize value to the client. Ross has experience working with startup companies through a full life cycle, including through funding rounds and acquisition. He also works with large, established businesses, venture capital groups and research institutions, and he has experience with joint ventures/technology collaborations, government research and procurements, mergers and reorganizations.
Ross has experience with a variety of technologies, including chemicals and chemical processing, metallurgy, batteries, fuel cells, polymers, drug delivery, micro- and nano-engineered materials, thin and thick film processes and applications, photovoltaics, micromachined devices, natural resources, alternative fuels, water treatment, medical devices and software. He is well-versed in technology-focused agreements including licenses, joint development/technology collaboration agreements and research agreements, as well as intellectual property provisions of broader transactions and transactional due diligence.
Before joining Snell & Wilmer, Ross was a partner at a boutique IP law firm. Prior to practicing law, he gained seven years of engineering experience with Exxon Company, USA.
University of California Davis School of Law (J.D., 1991)
Colorado School of Mines (B.S.Ch.E., 1979)
The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2015-2019, 2021)