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January 9, 2017Press Release

Michael Best Enhances IP Practice with Experienced Litigator in Austin

AUSTIN (Jan. 9, 2017) – Michael Best has added Brian Mangum to its Austin office as a senior counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Mangum has a diverse legal and technical background advising clients on various intellectual property matters, including litigation and post-grant reviews. He focuses on developing and managing intellectual property portfolios and advising clients on all aspects of patents, including planning, valuation, and monetization.

“Brian is a talented attorney who will make an immediate impact for our clients with IP litigation needs in Texas,” said David Krutz, Michael Best’s Firm Managing Partner. “The region is a dynamic and growing technology economy and one of the most active locations in the country for patent infringement cases.”

Mangum has represented clients against claims of infringement in federal and appellate court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also counsels clients in several technology sectors including cloud computing, autonomous vehicles, digital rights management, mobile device hardware and software, and battery technologies.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Mangum served as senior patent and contracts counsel to an international battery and green energy company, where he managed the company’s global patent and trademark portfolios.

“I’m thrilled to join Michael Best, which is well known for its client service,” Mangum said. “My background and experience in the tech and software space is a great match with the capabilities of the Austin office.”

Mangum received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he served as staff editor of the Texas International Law Journal. He earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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