Sue is a registered patent attorney and intellectual property attorney with a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating – the highest rating available. Sue has worked at big firms, boutique firms, and as in-house counsel and draws on all that experience in approaching intellectual property protection from a business point of view.
Before joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Sue had her own IP boutique firm which was recognized as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm after just three years. Sue previously was a Director at Fennemore Craig, where she headed the IP practice group.
Sue has extensive experience in intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies for business, which is informed by many years of experience in IP and commercial litigation. Sue has represented clients in a wide variety of businesses and industries, including mining, equipment repair and manufacturing, robotics, insulation, geospatial technologies, autonomous systems, materials handling and transportation, armor and online businesses. Technical fields include: chemical compositions and processes, chemical processes for extractive metallurgy, nanotechnology, metal powders, geospatial and radar imagery, geopositioning systems, path planning, robotics, linear synchronous motor systems, non-destructive testing systems, radiation detection systems, renewable energy, water filtration, film coating systems and computer-software implemented methods.
Other Relevant Employment
Director, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
Partner, Dahl & Chetlin, LLP (formerly Dahl & Osterloth, LLP)
Senior Attorney, Cyprus Amax Minerals Company
Senior Attorney, MAPCO Coal, Inc.
Associate, Crowell & Moring
Paralegal, Williams & Connolly
Presentations and Publications
"IP for Entrepreneurs: Keeping it All Straight," presented at ASU SparXX Community Workshop, March 2016 and April 2017
“Start-Ups Are Not Just in Silicon Valley,” AZ-Lifestyle, July 2014
“Mining Your Other Assets: Avoiding Pitfalls When It Comes to Protecting Your Inventions,” Industrial Minerals Association – North America, 2013 Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop, March 4-6, 2013
“Mining Your Other Assets: Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Patents and Other Intellectual Property,” 33 Energy & Min. L. Istit. §§ 3.01-3.03 (2012) (presented at the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation 33rd Annual Institute, June 2012)
Getting Value Out of Your IP, published in “The World’s Foremost Authorities on IP Law,” ExecSense, June 28, 2012
“Maximizing Value by Protecting Your Intellectual Property Assets,” presented at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Annual Meeting, February 2012
Recent Developments in Patent Law, Intellectual Property Section, Colorado Bar Association (March 2007)
Book Review of “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law,” 35 Colo. Lawyer 121 (Sept. 2006)
TGen Ambassador, 2020-present
Shea Group, Chair, 2018-2019
Arizona Commerce Authority, Venture Ready Panelist