Faegre Baker Daniels welcomes Scott Bialecki and Mark Yaskanin as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice in Denver. The partners join FaegreBD from Fox Rothschild, and bring a combined 40-plus years of experience in intellectual property law.
For more than two decades, Bialecki has helped clients build and protect their businesses both domestically and abroad. In addition to intellectual property litigation, he frequently provides outside general counsel services, leveraging the firm’s depth to assist clients with a vast array of legal services in corporate, antitrust, government contract, employment and real estate matters. Bialecki is also a former regulator with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and has several years’ experience conducting business in Asia for Asia-based clients. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law.
Yaskanin is a registered patent attorney who brings experience as a licensed professional engineer and certified professional geologist to helping innovative clients through challenges in protecting intellectual property. His work encompasses patents, including U.S. and foreign patent procurement, non-infringement/invalidity opinions, patent litigation support and strategy development, and transactional due diligence such as patentability searches, patent application file history and relevant prior art review and claim analyses. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan State University, and a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law.
“Scott and Mark bring a wealth of relevant experience to our expanding team and clients in Denver,” said Cal Litsey, partner and intellectual property practice leader at Faegre Baker Daniels. “Scott’s IP expertise within food and agriculture, health and life sciences and energy will bolster our offerings to clients in those industries. Mark brings unique, unrivaled experience to IP as an engineer and geologist. We look forward to having Mark and Scott as leaders in our growing practice.”