Brian focuses his practice in the areas of patent prosecution and strategic counseling. His background in chemical engineering informs his approach to patent matters encompassing a variety of software, medical device, optical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, mechanical, manufacturing, and alternative energy technologies. Brian is also experienced in handling all types of post-grant review proceedings and has participated in inter partes reviews as both a petitioner and a patent owner.
Clients appreciate how Brian’s technical training helps him understand their most advanced technologies, and that he provides specific advice and develops strategies based on their unique business goals and priorities.
Prior to attending law school, Brian worked as process engineer in a paper mill before joining Teach for America, where he taught middle school math for five years in Oakland, Calif. During that time, he produced a series of Algebra and Geometry teaching videos for the education website Brightstorm.com.
While in law school, Brian worked with the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic counseling start-up businesses, providing copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other advice crucial for early-stage business success. He also interned with the Honorable Judge Barbara B. Crabb in the Western District of Wisconsin’s Federal Court.