Michael Best announced May 29 the firm continues to grow its Denver office with attorneys Justin Cruz and Ben Roxborough. Both join the firm’s litigation practice group, focusing their practices on intellectual property litigation.
Cruz assists clients obtaining protection of their intellectual property rights and developing strategies to enforce them. Cruz has extensive experience resolving IP related disputes through litigation. He has achieved positive results on behalf of his clients in cases involving utility patents, design patents, trade dress, copyrights, as well as challenging the validity of patents through Post-Grant Proceedings before the United States Patent Office. He has experience across industries including medical devices, software systems, IoT, agricultural, mining, and oil and gas.
Roxborough focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on patent, trademark, and false advertising disputes. He is a dual-qualified lawyer in the U.S. and Australia. Roxborough’s unique experience provides clients with a diverse set of skills, a scientific background and a global perspective.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Cruz worked at one of the largest boutique intellectual property firms based in the Rocky Mountain region. He received his law degree from DePaul University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado.
Previously, Roxborough clerked for Judge William Martínez and Magistrate Judge Kathleen Tafoya in the District of Colorado and for Chief Judge James Peterson and Judge William Conley in the Western District of Wisconsin. Roxborough received his law degree equivalent in Australia from The College of Law – Sydney, his LL.M. from Stanford Law School, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wollongong in Australia. He also serves as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in false advertising and patent law.