Law School/Year: University of California, Los Angeles, 2002
Other Graduate School/Year: St. Mary’s University, M.S., Computer Information Systems, 1997
College/Year: University of Miami, B.S., Computer Science, 1990
California; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
While in private practice, Brian represented clients in all aspects of patent law. Representative patent litigations include: AVID Identification Sys., Inc. v. Philips Semiconductors Inc.; Microsoft Corp. v. Lucent Technologies, Inc.; Lucent Technologies, Inc., v. Gateway, Inc., et al.; Multimedia Patent Trust v. DirecTV Inc., et al.; Fujinon Corp. v. HTC Corp. et al.; Largan Precision Co., LTD v. Fujinon Corp.; Baxter Healthcare Corp., et al. v. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., et al.; Innovative Patented Technology, LLC. v. HTC Corp., et al.; ATEN Intl. Co., Ltd., et al. v. Emine Technology Co., Ltd., et al.
Brian joined Broadcom Corporation’s in-house legal team in April. He is primarily engaged in the strategic prosecution of Broadcom’s domestic and international patent portfolios. Brian’s practice also includes patent diligence, portfolio management, and patent licensing. Previously, Brian was a principal at Fish & Richardson and one of the founding partners of Perkins Coie’s San Diego office. While in private practice, Brian was engaged in patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling for large portfolio clients, with an emphasis on computing, communications, and electrical engineering. He also litigated patent cases in courts throughout the country. Before beginning his legal career, Brian was an engineer in Silicon Valley and served in the United States Air Force for eight years as a Communications Officer, where he worked on communications platforms employed by aircraft including the F-15E, ABCCC, AWACS and Joint STARS.
Brian grew up in a military family and spent much of his childhood in Germany and the United Kingdom. He has been living in California since 1998 and now resides in Carlsbad with his wife and two young children.