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.