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Brian F. Bradley*

Patent Agent

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Brian provides patentability analysis, patent application preparation and patent prosecution for clients in the electrical and mechanical technology sectors. His strong technical background in these industries informs his development and management of intellectual property strategies for his clients’ patent portfolios, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Brian gained experience related to electro-mechanical controls and power conversion. He was an electric motor control engineer for General Motors and a research assistant at the Wisconsin Electric Machine and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). Brian also worked in product development for Rockwell Automation, John Deere and Oshkosh Corporation.


Notable matters include:

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

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

Design patent work for a consumer goods maker

Brian drafted and prosecuted a family of design patent application for a consumer goods client. Multiple design patents have been issued and Brian has implemented an ongoing continuation application filing strategy.  

Water heater and filtration technology patent portfolio

Brian managed the patent portfolio and docket for his client, a global manufacturer of water heaters and filters. His work included coordination between the client’s U.S. and Chinese divisions. Brian provided client support for monthly patent committee meetings where patent strategy was discussed and related decisions were made.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Grainger Power Engineering Award Recipient, 2011



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