Perkins Coie Adds Second IP Partner In One Month

The Denver office of Perkins Coie announced it has expanded its intellectual property practice group again, this time with the addition of Mike Henson, who will join as a partner. Henson is the second partner to join the firm in the past month. He followed Brian Kinnear, who joined the firm in mid-March. Both attorneys moved laterally from Holland & Hart.

Henson focuses on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation for technology companies. Henson his law degree from the University of Denver  where he was a member of the Patent Law Society, and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

A full press release is below.



Mike Henson Brings Additional Depth to Patent Prosecution and Trademark Practices

DENVER, Colo. (April 1, 2013) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Michael R. Henson has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as a Partner in the Denver office.  He was previously a Partner at Holland & Hart LLP.  Henson is the second partner to join the firm’s Denver office in the past month; Brian Kinnear joined on March 18, 2013.

Henson’s extensive patent and trademark prosecution and litigation experience provides clients with exceptional solutions to their sophisticated intellectual property needs.  His clients include a diverse array of technology companies for whom he has handled intellectual property procurement, transactional, and enforcement matters in the United States and abroad. Henson has experience in all phases of  patent, trademark and other types of intellectual property law, including appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

“Mike’s a great addition to our office and to our very busy patent practice” said Len MacPhee, Office Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s Denver office.  “He is well respected in the Denver patent prosecution community and we expect he will be in great demand with many of our clients.”

Henson received his J.D. from the University of Denver, College of Law, where he was a member of the Patent Law Society, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.  He is licensed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  Prior to his legal career, Henson worked as a co-op engineer in the steel industry.  He also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency while pursuing his undergraduate degree.

About Perkins Coie:  Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia.  We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.  For more information, please visit


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