Brent’s recent engagements include:
- Successful prosecution of a motor vehicle patent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
- Provision of an invalidity/noninfringement opinion to the manufacturer of consumer power tools. The project involves ongoing analysis of product under development to determine intellectual property strategy regarding the client’s competitor, and close coordination with the client’s product development team to align strategy with business goals.
- Successful prosecution of a mining equipment patent in multiple jurisdictions before the USPTO, including multiple patent grants in several jurisdictions
- Ongoing patent protection and infringement investigation regarding commercial cleaning systems
Prior to joining Michael Best, Brent completed internships at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW-M) Research Foundation and at Braun Intertec. At UW-M, he evaluated intellectual property; performed market analysis and commercialization assessments; and researched patenting, technology licensing and startup companies. Brent earned certifications from the American Concrete Institute and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, as well as a certificate in nuclear gauge training. He earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from UW-M with highest honors in 2014.