Brian P. McCall

Associate
Madison
10 East Doty Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
D: 608.280.6762
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Amy Miller
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Education

University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
Wisconsin Law Review, Articles Editor

University of Wisconsin – Madison
B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

Wisconsin State Bar, 2013
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2013
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Awards & Recognition

Winner, Best Brief Competition, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2011
Otjen Scholarship

Publications & Speaking

Moderator, CYBERWORLD: Protecting Your Brand in Cyberspace, Madison, WI, April 2016

Three Fundamentals of Drafting a Petition for Inter Partes Review, co-authored with Thomas Leach, IP Law Today, April 2015

"Stream dammed: the Supreme Court switches off internet-enabled rebroadcasts of over-the-air television," Lexology, June, 2014

District courts empowered to award fees more often with less chance of reversal, potentially deterring weak cases, Lexology, June 2014

Robert Bosch, LLC v. Pylon Mfg. Corp.: liability issues are appealable before damages or willfulness determinations, Lexology, June 2013

Presenter, Understanding Patents for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners, Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Network, October 2012

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.


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4/28/16
Cyberworld CLE in Madison
CYBERWORLD: Protecting Your Brand in Cyberspace Join us for a complimentary CLE focusing on Intellectual Property Law and the ever-evolving Cyberworld Thursday, April 28, 2016 CLE - 2:30-5:00 p.m. Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting - 5:00-6:00 p.m. Concert ...
Articles
7/10/14
The Supreme Court switches off internet-enabled rebroadcasts of over-the-air television
Brian P. McCall June 30, 2014 USAIn American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. v. Aereo Inc., a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court held that Aereo Inc., an online television streaming service, violates copyright law by retransmitting copyrighted programs without ...
White Papers
6/30/14
Stream Dammed: The Supreme Court switches off internet-enabled rebroadcasts of over-the-air television
The Supreme Court switches off internet-enabled rebroadcasts of over-the-air television In American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. v. Aereo Inc., a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court held that Aereo Inc., an online television streaming service, violates copyright ...
White Papers
6/16/14
District courts empowered to award fees more often with less chance of reversal, potentially deterring weak cases: Supreme Court’s Decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc.
Two U.S. Supreme Court companion cases that issued on April 29, 2014 relaxed the standard for awarding attorney fees and restricted the Federal Circuit’s ability to reverse fee awards. In Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark ...
Articles
6/16/14
District courts empowered to award fees more often with less chance of reversal, potentially deterring weak cases
LexologyBrian P. McCallTwo U.S. Supreme Court companion cases that issued on April 29, 2014 relaxed the standard for awarding attorney fees and restricted the Federal Circuit’s ability to reverse fee awards. In Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health ...
White Papers
6/20/13
Robert Bosch, LLC v. Pylon Mfg. Corp.: Liability issues are appealable before damages or willfulness determinations
On June 14, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, held that the Federal Circuit has jurisdiction to hear appeals from patent infringement liability determinations when damages and willfulness issues are outstanding ...