Barry J. Swanson, Ph.D., Partner

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Barry is one of the founding partners of Swanson & Bratschun.  Barry’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling on intellectual property matters in the biotechnological and chemical arts, obtaining over a thousand U.S. and International patents for his clients. Barry has represented clients in all manner of administrative proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and participated in countless due diligence projects, financings and drug approvals.  Barry has been a Lecturer in intellectual property law at the University of Denver.


  • Named as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” for Biotechnology Law for 2008-2016.
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating


University of Michigan Law School, Magna Cum Laude
University of Colorado, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
Greenville College, B.A. Chemistry and Biology


Colorado (Reg. No. 17,071)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No 33,215)


Barry enjoys traveling, college football, hiking and kayaking at his vacation home in Washington State, and spending time with his granddaughters.