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 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 U.S. 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.
Representing medical device manufacturer Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in patent infringement action in the District of Delaware and related Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings concerning transcatheter heart valve technology.
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 communications company Viasat, Inc. in patent infringement action in the District of Delaware concerning VLAN technology.
Represented electronics company Nichia Corporation in the District of Delaware concerning LED technology.
Delaware counsel on various matters for Google LLC and the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.
Represented biotechnology company iBio, Inc. in Delaware Court of Chancery proceedings concerning plant-based pharmaceuticals.
News & Insights
- 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
- 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 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 Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- US Supreme Court
- US Patent and Trademark Office