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How Bryan Helps Clients

Bryan focuses his practice on the prosecution of mechanical patent applications, where he has experience in a wide variety of technical arts. Bryan’s patent experience pertains to a range of technologies including medical devices, image forming apparatuses (e.g., printers), telecommunications, packaging machines and processes, automotive brake systems, hygiene products, heat exchangers, firearms and sporting equipment. He has worked with and prosecuted patents for large, multinational corporations, as well as for individual inventors and startup companies.

Bryan also focuses on strategic client counseling regarding patent portfolio management. He engages in patentability studies, validity opinions, infringement opinions, and prior art searches. His background also includes work for the United States Navy, and he has great familiarity with submersibles and submarine systems, including HVAC systems.

Bryan represents clients in contentious matters including inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In addition to patent office litigation, Bryan has experience in District Court litigation and investigations at the International Trade Commission (ITC).

What Clients Can Expect

Clients can expect prompt, effective, and competent counsel. Bryan will always provide an honest assessment regarding patent protection strategies by always considering the costs and benefits of any suggested approach. Clients can also expect great communication and transparency as to why a particular strategy is recommended. All input received from a client will be valued and carefully considered.

Above all else, I strive to provide outstanding counsel while always maintaining a cost-conscious perspective.

Outside the Office

Bryan was born in Washington, D.C. and has lived in the area his whole life. For better or worse, he is thus an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, Nationals and Capitals. Bryan is generally passionate about all sports and particularly enjoys snow skiing, golf, tennis, basketball and softball. Before he underwent the rigors of evening law school, he greatly enjoyed his time as a civilian engineer working on submarine air system design for the U.S. Navy. Finally, he is extremely fortunate to be newly married to his caring wife, Elina, and they are looking forward to expanding their family in the coming years.

Proof Points

  • Responsible for prosecuting over two hundred applications (and counting) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from clients of all sizes (i.e., Fortune 500 size companies all the way to startup companies and individual inventors) and an array of technologies.
  • Led the patent prosecution effort for a startup company to secure their first patent. The USPTO Examiner handling the case complimented Bryan’s claim language wording and general prosecution strategy to the client during an interview between the Examiner, the client, and Bryan.
  • Prepared Non-Infringement and Invalidity Opinions in several different technical areas, including hygiene products and composite panel technology.