Brian Wallenfelt is a registered patent attorney. His practice focuses on patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings related to electrical, computer, software, and medical device inventions. Brian has represented clients as both petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review proceedings. Brian also often performs infringement and validity analysis of issued patents. In addition, Brian advises clients on licensing negotiations and drafts licensing agreements relating to technology and intellectual property.
Brian has experience in many technologies, but has focused extensively on image processing and image/video encoding, three-dimensional computer graphics, mobile device operating systems, parallel computing/high performance computing/supercomputing, machine learning, and bioinformatics.
Prior to his legal career, Brian served in various engineering and management roles at multiple technology and medical device companies—ranging in maturity from early-stage startup to established multinational. He is a prolific inventor with over twenty patent applications filed, many of which have now issued as patents. Perhaps most importantly, Brian was also a frequent consumer of legal services during this time. Brian understands first-hand what businesses expect from attorneys: communication, cost-effective services, and solutions.
Brian graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a B.S. in computer engineering. He also earned an M.S. in computer science from the University of Minnesota, where he focused his studies on bioinformatics and related machine learning techniques.