R. Bradford Brittian

9717 Cogdill Road, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37932
D: 865.380.5979
Contact My Assistant
Angela Kreis
D: 865.380.5972


Tennessee Technological University
B.S., Magna Cum Laude
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

Alpha Mu Gamma National Honor Society

University of Tennessee College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1979

Bar and Court Admissions

Tennessee Bar
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
Tennessee Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

IP Stars by Managing IP 2013 -2014
Named as one of Knoxville Top Attorneys 2012 by Cityview Magazine for Intellectual Property/Trademarks
Selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008-2010

As a lifelong learner, Brad loves his career in law, particularly litigating intellectual property cases. He's always learning about the latest technology, one day arguing a lawsuit about airport scanners and a few months later one that relates to electronic dog collars.

Brad is a partner with Merchant and Gould and was one of the founding members of Pitts and Brittian, P.C. He practices primarily in the area of patent, trademark, unfair competition, copyright and trade secret litigation, and dispute resolution. He also counsels clients regarding various intellectual property-related matters, including the acquisition and protection of trademark rights, and assists clients in the registration of trademarks and copyrights. Brad is also listed as a mediator with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Litigation can be stressful for clients, and Brad makes it his mission to step in and shoulder much of the burden. He enjoys the interaction with his clients, and he works hard to earn their respect and establish a close, long-term relationship.

Off-hours, Brad enjoys playing the guitar, painting, woodworking, and backpacking in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. 

Representative Cases

Minco, Inc. v. Combustion Eng'g, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.; Fed. Cir.) (Patent infringement suit)

Brooks Furniture Manufacturing v. Dutailier International, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tenn.; Fed. Cir.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Technology For Energy Corporation v. Computational Systems, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tenn., Fed. Cir.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Douglas O. Wickham, Trustee v. Knoxville International Energy Exposition, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tenn.; 6th Cir.) (Copyright litigation)

Goody's Family Clothing v. Cotton Gin, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.; Fed. Cir.) (Trademark Infringement and unfair competition litigation)

Investor's Analysis, Inc. v. Charles E. Cardwell d/b/a The Astute Investor, (TTAB; D.C.; E.D. Penn.; E.D. Tenn.; 6th Cir.) (Trademark opposition/Trademark infringement litigation)

American Components, Inc., v. Textron Automotive Company, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

EG&G Astrophysics v. Heimann Systems, GmbH and Siemens Microelectronics, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Moore North America, Inc., v. King Business Forms Corp., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Bilt-Safe Technologies, Inc. v. Perfect Fit Industries, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)