Colin B. Heideman represents clients in all types of intellectual property disputes, with a focus on patent litigation.
Colin represents clients in a wide range of industries, including software companies, pharmaceutical companies in cases involving Abbreviated New Drug Applications under the Hatch-Waxman Act, aerospace companies, and biotechnology companies, among others. Colin also represents clients in contentious Patent Office proceedings, including inter partes review and covered business method reviews.
Colin regularly counsels clients on pre-litigation matters, including analyzing patent infringement and validity. He has also represented clients in cases involving design patents, false advertising claims, trademarks, and inventorship disputes. In 2015, Colin was selected to the Super Lawyers’ “Washington Rising Stars” list.
Colin co-founded the Canadian American Bar Association, and has served as its Secretary-Treasurer and as its Vice President. He is also an active member of the Washington State Patent Lawyers Association (WSPLA) and chairs the WSPLA Litigation Committee.
Colin joined the firm as an associate in 2005 and became a partner in 2011.
- Recognized as a "Future Star" in the 2021 and 2023 editions of the Benchmark Litigation Guide
- Received the 2019 Award for "IP Litigation Law within Washington" by International Advisory Experts
- Named a 2015 "Washington Rising Star" in intellectual property law by Super Lawyers.
Speeches & Seminars
“2018: A Year of Change for Post Issuance Proceedings,” The IP Strategy Summit, Seattle, WA (May 2, 2018)
“Fighting the Ultimate Troll: A Case Study,” the LOTNetwork Bridge, San Francisco, CA (May 11, 2017)
“Enforcement & Litigation Strategies,” IP Enforcement: Seattle, Seattle, WA (November 8, 2017)
“Highlights from Halo v. Pulse – The New Standard for Enhanced Damages in Patent Cases,” The IP Strategy Summit, Seattle, WA (October 20, 2016)
“Exploiting the IPR Process for Better Business Outcomes,” The IP Strategy Summit, Seattle, WA (October 20, 2016).
“Getting the Most Out of Your Relationship with Outside Counsel,” IP Impact Seattle 2012: Innovative Intellectual Property Litigation Strategies. Seattle, WA (February 29, 2012).
“Offers to License: The Tip of the U.S. Patent Litigation Iceberg,” IP Impact Vancouver 2011: Strategies for Protecting Your IP in the US (January 20, 2011).