Abell, Matthew D.

555 Seventeenth StreetSuite 3200Denver, CO 80202- 3979

Updated: 04/08/2015


Mr. Abell guides clients in developing and implementing intellectual property protection and commercialization strategies for building brand and product/service value. He helps keep businesses up to date on the legal matters surrounding proprietary rights licensing, technology transfer, and multi-media rights monetization.

Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Transactions
  • International Business
  • Broadband Communications
  • Bioscience
  • Business
  • Licensing and Technology
  • Advertising, Sponsorships and Promotions
  • IP Transactions
  • Licensing and Commercialization

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 2000


  • German


Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1997

Other Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association, Trademark and Copyright Section (Member)
  • Colorado Bar Association, Trademark and Copyright Section (Member)


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star", 2012 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • Understanding Intellectual Property: Identifying and enforcing Your IP Under the SBIR Program, Featured speaker, CITTI SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Proposal Preparation Workshop, Colorado Springs, CO, November 6, 2003 - Present
  • Understanding Intellectual Property - Identifying and Enforcing Your IP, Featured Speaker, Western Colorado Venture Forum, October 15, 2003 - Present
  • Licensing and Technology Transfer Basics, Featured Speaker, Los Alamos National Labs, September 25, 2003 - Present
  • Licensing 101, Speaker, Tech Transfer Tuesday, Salt Lake City, UT, March 25, 2003 - Present
  • Public Records Laws and Liability Under the Copyright Act, Speaker, Colorado County Attorneys Association Summer Conference, June 15, 2001 - Present

Past Positions

  • Thomas A. Polich, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1997 - 2000
  • Colorado Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel, Clerk


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, 1997
    Honors: Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods, & Levy Scholar
  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, 1994
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: With Distinction (German)
    Major: Philosophy

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa



  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star", 2012 - Present

Videos & Photos


Office Information


555 Seventeenth StreetSuite 3200Denver, CO 80202- 3979


  • (800) 840-5857




  • Copyright Protection in the Digital Age, CLE Colorado
  • Copyright Law in the Information Age: The Digital Dilemma, American Corporate Counsel Association
  • Multi-State Guide to Telecommunications Resources - West Region, Interactive CD-Rom published by Commerce Clearing House

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555 Seventeenth StreetSuite 3200Denver, CO 80202- 3979