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Brian F. Bradley



Brian prepares and prosecutes mechanical and electrical patent applications, both in the U.S. and in jurisdictions around the globe. He also provides patentability, clearance (freedom-to-operate), and validity analyses, and helps clients develop patent portfolio management strategies that maximize the value of clients’ assets.

While attending law school, Brian completed a judicial internship with the Honorable James D. Peterson, Chief U.S. District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Before becoming an attorney, Brian spent eight years as a Patent Agent and Patent Engineer at Michael Best, where he assisted attorneys with all aspects of patent prosecution. 

Prior to joining the firm, Brian focused his technical studies on electro-mechanical controls and power conversion. He worked as an electric motor control engineer for General Motors and as a research assistant at the Wisconsin Electric Machine and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). Brian also spent time in product development roles at Rockwell Automation, John Deere, and Oshkosh Corporation.


Notable matters include:

Utility patent work for a large power tool and vacuum cleaner manufacturer

Brian performed a full procedural spectrum of patent work for an international power tool and vacuum cleaner manufacturer. He assisted with clearance of proposed designs and helped develop design-around strategies to avoid infringement. He also drafted and prosecuted patent applications that cover innovative product launches. Brian worked closely with the client to obtain meaningful patent coverage for their commercial products. 

Developed a patent strategy and portfolio for a small start-up company

Brian drafted and prosecuted a family of patent applications for a start-up company looking to capitalize on their innovations. Brian worked with the client to develop a strategy that grows their valuable patent portfolio. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Graduated Top of Class 2020: University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
  • Grainger Power Engineering Award Recipient, 2011

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association



Community Involvement

  • Executive Leadership, Young Professionals Group at Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
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