Brian’s practice is dedicated to obtaining robust patent protection for his clients’ innovation and developing strategies to minimize their patent infringement risk.
Brian has significant experience counseling clients with respect to a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patentability, clearance, and invalidity of utility and design patents. He regularly represents clients in the mining and heavy manufacturing industries, and he has significant experience in technologies including underground and surface mining machines, mechanical and hydraulic industrial equipment, power tools, manufacturing processes, control systems, and lighting fixtures and components.
Brian readily applies his technical background to his practice. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as an engineer designing mechanical and hydraulic components for a global mining and construction equipment manufacturer. As a co-inventor of U.S. Patent No. 7,614,843, he gained first-hand understanding of the nuances of successful patent prosecution from an inventor’s perspective.
Brian has written and spoken on topics such as the America Invents Act and international design applications under the Hague Agreement.
Brian is admitted to practice in Wisconsin. His D.C. practice is limited to proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.