His practice areas include patent application drafting and prosecution, infringement and validity opinions, freedom to operate analysis, and intellectual property due diligence reviews.
Brian received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he earned a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Ohio State University. As a graduate student, Brian discovered and characterized a novel gene involved in autosomal recessive hydrocephalus. His work was published in an article entitled Congenital Hydrocephalus in Hy3 Mice is Caused by a Frameshift Mutation in Hydin, a Large Novel Gene, appearing in the May 2003 edition of Human Molecular Genetics. After receiving his Ph.D., Brian worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Life Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. As a post-doctoral scientist, he generated mice carrying a conditional allele of the SatB1 gene, elucidated the expression pattern of SatB1 in the mouse brain, and identified putative SatB1 target genes via cDNA microarray and chromatin immunoprecipitation analyses.
Brian received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, Brian was an Articles Editor for the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal. He received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Patent Law Practice. Also during law school, Brian co-authored an article entitled The History, Content, Application, and Influence of the Northern District of California’s Patent Local Rules, appearing in Volume 25 of the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal.