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 as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers.  In 2022, he was appointed by Chief Judge Connolly to the Lawyer Advisory Committee for the District of Delaware.

Experience

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 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

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

Clerkships

  • 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

Education

American University Washington College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2004

Vanderbilt University, BE, chemical engineering, 2001 

Admissions

  • 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
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