Brian is an attorney with a practice focused on client counseling, patent prosecution, and patent litigation. His chemical engineering background provides him with the skills needed to quickly learn new technologies, and he has prosecuted patents covering software, chemical, medical device, mechanical, and optical device technologies. Additionally, Brian has experience in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office, including inter partes review. He has actively participated in inter partes reviews as both a petitioner and a patent owner.
Prior to law school, Brian worked as process engineer in a paper mill. Then Teach for America placed him in an Oakland, CA middle school, where he taught middle school math for five years. In his spare time while in the Bay Area, he produced a series of Algebra I and Geometry teaching videos for the popular education website Brightstorm.com.
During law school, Brian worked with the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic counseling start-up businesses. He provided copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other advice crucial for early-stage business success. He also interned with the Honorable Judge Barbara B. Crabb at the Western District of Wisconsin Federal Court.
Brian’s unique background enables him to effectively communicate with clients, learn their goals, and help them achieve optimal results. When he is not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and young son and playing sports, especially golf, soccer and squash.