Brian leverages his diverse legal and technical experience to help clients protect their business interests and valuable intellectual property rights. His practice covers a range of intellectual property services, including representing clients in intellectual property litigation and post-grant review proceedings.
Clients rely on Brian’s pragmatic, strategic approach to intellectual property portfolio development and management. He specializes in developing and managing patent and trademark portfolios to fit each client’s unique circumstances and technologies. He advises clients on all aspects of their portfolios, including planning, valuation, and monetization.
Brian also represents clients in intellectual property litigation, licensing, identification of patentable innovations, and asset acquisition negotiations. His litigation experience includes representing clients against claims of infringement in federal and appellate court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Technologies with which Brian has patent experience include:
- Web and cloud computing software and hardware
- Electronic commerce software and advertising placement
- Mobile device hardware and software functionality
- Automated vehicle systems
- Battery system hardware and management software
- Digital rights management
- Video and digital signal processing
- Semiconductor fabrication
- Instrumentation optics
- Oil field downhole tools
- Groundwater treatment systems
Brian also counsels start-up businesses on intellectual property and corporate matters, including serving as an intellectual property advisor to Austin-based start-up Plum, Inc. In addition to his firm practice experience, Brian previously 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.