COCHRAN FREUND & YOUNG LLC is dedicated to protecting valuable ideas and technical knowledge for businesses worldwide.

Our lawyers offer full-service Intellectual Property law coverage, including all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. This coverage includes counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. As the protection of Intellectual Property has become more complex and the rules continually change, our long-established relationship with international affiliates supplements our capabilities to provide our clients with strong international protections and legal services.

Understanding and appreciating a client’s technology is the cornerstone of effective legal counsel when intellectual property is involved. This principle applies not only to patents, but also to technology licensing, R&D, joint development, strategic partnering, and other transactions that involve technology. Our intellectual property attorneys and patent agents have educational degrees and experience in engineering, electronics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer hardware and software, and mechanics, and they are licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our  patent attorneys provide world class intellectual property services for a diverse clientele that includes major research laboratories and universities, Fortune 500, mid-size, small, and start-up businesses, and individual inventors. Our business lawyers assist our clients with comprehensive plans for protecting and maximizing value in all aspects of their research, development, production, licensing, and technology transfer activities.

Firm History
COCHRAN FREUND & YOUNG LLC was formed on March 1, 2004, by the three partners, William W. Cochran, Samuel M. Freund, Ph.D., and James R. Young. Each of these attorneys has over twenty-five years of extensive experience in Intellectual Property law. Mr. Cochran, a Registered Patent Attorney, has over 50 years experience and is a former partner of Merchant & Gould, P.C., and of Holland & Hart in Denver, and he is a former Corporate Counsel and Manager of Intellectual Property Litigation for Hewlett-Packard Company in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mr. Cochran was Senior Patent Counsel at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a patent attorney for the Office of National Research. Dr. Freund, a Registered Patent Attorney, is a former Senior Patent Counsel at the University of California Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Mr. Young, also a Registered Patent Attorney, is a former partner of Faegre & Benson LLP and of Chrisman Bynum & Johnson P.C. in Boulder, Colorado.

Our partners have combined corporate and private law practice experience of over 100 years, and are supplemented by other experienced patent attorneys and a registered patent agent. We have a full staff of paralegals and other legal and administrative assistants trained in handling U.S. and international patent, trademark, and copyright applications and associated maintenance procedures.