Brian represents technology companies in cases involving patent infringement, trade secrets, and other litigation matters.
Brian has experience with a variety of technologies, including medical devices, semiconductors, pesticides, cosmetics, and consumer products. He regularly represents clients as lead or Delaware counsel in litigation in the District of Delaware. He has also represented clients as lead counsel before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in post-grant proceedings.
Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Brian worked for more than ten years as an associate and counsel for a prominent New York law firm. His IP practice also draws on his technical experience as a patent examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where he examined patent applications in the chemical arts.
He has been recognized for legal excellence by IAM Patent 1000 and selected to Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America. In 2022, he was appointed by Chief Judge Connolly to the Lawyer Advisory Committee for the District of Delaware.
Representing medical device manufacturer Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in patent matters before the District of Delaware and PTAB concerning transcatheter heart valve technology.
Representing Speyside Medical, LLC in patent matters before the District of Delaware and PTAB concerning transcatheter heart valve technology.
Represented C.R. Bard, a unit of Becton Dickinson and Co., at trial of a patent infringement action relating to power injectable ports.
Represented Comcast Corp. in nine-patent infringement action, with successful result.
Represented biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in patent infringement actions in the District of Delaware and related IPR proceedings concerning real-time PCR technology.
Represented electronics company Nichia Corporation in the District of Delaware concerning LED technology.
Represented biotechnology company iBio, Inc. in Delaware Court of Chancery proceedings concerning plant-based pharmaceuticals.
Delaware counsel for patent matters involving the following representative clients: Google, Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, Novo Nordisk, Boehringer, Moderna, Analog Devices, Intel, Comcast, Fortinet, Thales, Huber Engineered Woods, SeaSpine, and Victaulic.
News & Insights
- Media Mention, Lawdragon 500, 09.13.2023
Lawdragon500 Leading Litigators in America second annual guide includes six Morris Nichols partners from the firm’s corporate litigation and IP litigation practices.
- Media Mention, The Best Lawyers, 08.17.2023
The Best Lawyers in America has released its 2024 edition, listing 39 attorneys from Morris Nichols. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 76,000 eligible attorneys.
- Media Mention, IAM Patent 1000, 07.10.2023
The 2023 edition of IAM Patent 1000 recognizes Morris Nichols as a “gold” tier Delaware IP law firm.
- Client Alert, 02.14.2023
A look back at patent filings, trials, decisions on key issues, and notable developments in the US District Court for the District of Delaware in 2022.
- Media Mention, Lawdragon 500, 10.10.2022
The inaugural list of Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America includes five Morris Nichols partners from the firm’s corporate litigation and IP litigation practices.
- Media Mention, IAM Patent 1000, 07.06.2022
“Always right in the thick of patent litigation action in Delaware,” the 2022 edition of IAM Patent 1000 again recognizes Morris Nichols as a “gold” tier Delaware IP law firm.
- Media Mention, IAM Patent 1000, 06.30.2021
“A force to be reckoned with in Delaware patent litigation,” the 2021 edition of IAM Patent 1000 again ranks Morris Nichols’ intellectual property group in its highest “gold” tier for Delaware IP law firms.
- Firm News, 06.23.2020
IAM sources espouse, “Morris Nichols continues to represent the gold standard when it comes to patent litigation in Delaware.”
- Firm News, 06.17.2019
Wilmington, DE (June 17, 2019) - The eighth edition of IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Professionals again ranks the Morris Nichols intellectual property litigation group in the highest tier for Delaware patent litigation.
- Firm News, 12.26.2017
Wilmington, DE (December 26, 2017) - Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Kate Betterly, Brian Egan, Michael Flynn and Dan Matthews will become partners, effective January 1, 2018. “We are thrilled that these outstanding attorneys will be partners at Morris Nichols, and we congratulate them on reaching this milestone in their careers,” said Rodger D. Smith II, Chair of the Morris Nichols Executive Committee.
- Firm News, 03.02.2016
Wilmington, DE (March 2, 2016) - Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce three attorneys were sworn-in to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
“We are delighted to welcome these talented Morris Nichols attorneys to the Delaware bar,” said hiring partner Megan Ward Cascio.
- Firm News, 09.23.2015
Professional & Civic
American Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
PTAB Bar Association
US District Court for the District of Delaware, Lawyer Advisory Committee
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007
- Judicial Intern to Administrative Patent Judge Bradley Garris, US Patent and Trademark Office, Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, 2004
American University Washington College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2004
Vanderbilt University, BE, chemical engineering, 2001
- Delaware, 2016
- New York, 2005
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- US District Court for the District of Delaware
- US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- US District Court for the Southern District of New York
- US Patent and Trademark Office