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How Brian Helps Clients

Brian represents clients on a breadth of intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He has represented clients in disputes before the International Trade Commission, Federal Circuit and U.S. District Courts. Brian’s work spans a broad spectrum of technologies, including cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries, RFID technology used in electronic toll collection, networking devices, digital two-way radios, residential HVAC equipment and cellular technology.

As part of his litigation practice, Brian has experience preparing pleadings, drafting motions, analyzing and preparing contentions, working with experts, preparing written discovery requests and responses, taking and defending depositions, summary judgment briefing, trial, post-trial briefing and appellate briefing.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Brian worked as an intellectual property litigation associate at the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm, where his practice focused on patent litigation before U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission. Brian also worked as a fellow for Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark and Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, where he worked on cases including the District’s significant docket of pharmaceutical and high-tech patent litigation. During law school, Brian interned for Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and for Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender at the International Trade Commission.

What Clients Can Expect

Brian draws on his litigation and trial experience to thoroughly analyze legal and factual issues from multiple angles in order develop and execute a strategy for success. Brian clearly communicates advice to clients based on this comprehensive analysis and is a passionate advocate throughout a matter.

I strive to bring thorough and comprehensive service to my clients, running down all leads to develop winning positions for litigation.

Outside the Office

When he is not working, Brian is a rabid Duke basketball and football fan, and enjoys watching Nationals games and reading science fiction and fantasy novels. He also enjoys taking advantage of D.C.'s diverse restaurant scene with his friends.

Proof Points

  • Represented a chemical manufacturer as Complainant before the International Trade Commission regarding patents for cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries; after an evidentiary hearing, the Commission found a violation by the Respondent
  • Represented a manufacturer of electronic toll collection technology as Respondent before the International Trade Commission regarding patents relating to RFID; after an evidentiary hearing, the Commission found the asserted patents invalid.  Successfully defended the judgment on appear before the Federal Circuit
  • Represented manufacturer of two-way radio devices before the International Trade Commission against competitor in the market; following the evidentiary hearing, the Commission found a violation by the Respondent
  • Represented commercial HVAC manufacturer patent infringement lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin against competitor; parties settled following summary judgment briefing
  • Represented consumer electronics company as Respondent in patent infringement lawsuit before the International Trade Commission which included significant FRAND and public interest consideration