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Pantea Garroussi advises clients on negotiating and structuring the complex commercial transactions driving their business, with a particular emphasis on acquiring and commercializing intellectual property rights. Her experience spans industries (medical devices, real estate/hospitality, software, publishing, consumer and business products and services, government contracts, and more), providing insights into novel matters for both established business and emerging technology and business models.

Skilled at solution-oriented negotiations and creative problem-solving for contract disputes and infringement claims, Ms. Garroussi focuses on her clients’ objectives, values and culture to facilitate long-term business relationships and resolve disputes with contract partners while preserving future business prospects.

Her practice includes enhancing the value and protectability of IP rights and assets; technology development, acquisitions, combinations and joint venture agreements; IP focused diligence in M&A transactions; technology and information distribution, procurement and management agreements; prototype development and custom manufacturing and supply agreements; advising on intellectual property issues relating to federal funding; handling trademark clearance, registration, opposition, and cancellation proceedings; licensing IP; contracting for creative content commissioning and publishing; monitoring IP and enforcing compliance; and advising on trade secret and proprietary databases assembly and protection, as well as on cooperative research and development projects.


  • Multiple clients across industries in coordinating procurement of POS, ERP and CRM systems.
  • Innovative technology research company in funding and managing collaborative technical research.
  • Major publication in hard-copy and online technical-content publishing and distribution agreements.
  • Restaurant chain in joint ventures for expanding.
  • Major mining joint venture in intellectual property contribution and cross-licensing agreements.
  • Luxury boutique hotel chain in technology procurement.
  • Multiple brands in resolving trademark infringement and litigation issues.
  • Medical device companies in engineering, prototyping and manufacturing ventures and clinical test database management.
  • Public health research and policy leader in procuring and centralizing water sampling data.


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  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1996
  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1993
  • B.S., Santa Clara University, 1989


  • Colorado


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  • German