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Practice Areas


  1. Trademark Infringement: 20%
  2. Trademark Application: 20%
  3. Patent Infringement: 20%
  4. Patent Application: 20%
  5. Intellectual Property: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Patrick Michael Dwyer

    Brian has earned my respect over the years; we have met and worked under many circumstances, sometimes as colleagues, once as opponents - always, Brian is a gentleman, and a tenacious advocate. He is also a gifted speaker and educator, and our Bar is the better for his generous contributions.


    Patrick Dwyer Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alexander R. Modelski

    I had the pleasure of working with Brian on litigation that was critical to my client's survival. The claims involved theft of trade secrets and trademark violations. Brian was meticulous in preparation and worked closely with the client and I in planning strategy and tactics. We prevailed on a motion for summary judgment that led to a favorable settlement. My client is now thriving.


    Alexander Modelski Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

1420 5th Avenue
Ste. 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chambers - Leading Lawyers for Business - Intellectual PropertyChambers USA2014
Top 100 Washington Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
A Top individual in The World's Leading Patent PractitionersIntellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 10002014
A Top individual in The World's Leading Patent PractitionersIntellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 10002013
Top 40 Intellectual Property LawyersWashington Law & Politics2009
Avvo Top Intellectual Property LawyerWashington CEO Magazine2008
Top 40 Intellectual Property Law Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Recognition, TrademarkWho's Who Legal USA2006
Top 40 Intellectual Property Law Super LawyersWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers USA2006
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward White Inc2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
America's Leading Lawyers for BusinessChambers USA2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, IP Section, Executive CommitteeSecretary/Treasurer2007 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionExecutive Committee2005 - Present
Washington State Patent Law AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
Washington State Patent Law AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - 2005
Washington State Patent Law AssociationMember1997 - 2005
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Vol. 15, No. 1Conflicting Canons of Patent Claim Construction: Into the Valley of Death2004
Annual Intellectual Property InstitutePractical Problems and Pitfalls in Trade Secret Cases--To Avoid or Create?2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Montana State University, NorthernChemical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Patent Law AssociationPatent - A Year in Review2014
Washington Bar Association 19th Intellectual Property InstitutePatent Year in Review2014
Washington State Bar Association's 18th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteDevelopments in Patent Law 20132013
Washington State Bar AssociationDevelopments in Patent Law 20132013
Patent Litigation Strategies for Small Companies SeminarEarly Resolution - The benefit of Mediation and/or Neutral Evaluation2013
New Mexico Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Annual MeetingFederal Circuit Year in Review2012
Inland Empire Intellectual Property InstituteA Year in Review - Patent Prosecution and Litigation2012
Washington State Bar Association's 16th Annual Intellectual Property InstitutePatent Liigation A Year in Review2011
Inland Empire Intellectual Property InstituteA Year in Review - Patent Litigation2011
WSBA Intellectual Property Section MeetingRecent Cases Related to Licensing2010
Washington State Patent Law AssociationWhat's New: Federal Circuit Court Review2010
Pincus Professional Education WebinarPatents and Trade Secrets for Eveyone2010
Oregon Patent Law Association MeetingDevelopments at the Federal Circuit2010
Inland Empire Intellectual Property InstituteA Year in Review-Patent Litigation2010
The Second Annual Inland Empire Intellectual Property InstituteA Year in Review - Patent LItigation2009
2008 Business Law Section MidyearUpdate your Practice with Views from Leading Practitioners2008
Washington State Patent Law Association Monthly MeetingThe Federal Circuit Year in Review2007
Managing Patent Prosecution and Litigation WorkshopResponding to Patent Infringement Claims2006
Intellectual Property for the Rest of UsThose Guys Are Selling Our Product! Now What Do We Do?2006
BIO CEO & Investor ConferenceNavigating the Ups and Downs of Drug Development2005
Intellectual Property for the Rest of UsPatents and Small Business2004
BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2004The Impact on Biotech Business and focused on Current Trends in Patent Litigation2004
Association of Independent Research Institutes' 43rd Annual Meeting: Evolving Policy in American SciencePatents in the Independent Non-Profit Research World: Basics, Myth-Busting and Case-Studies2004
9th Annual Intellectual Property InstituteWriting Patents with Litigation in Mind2004
Mining Your Patent PortfolioBolstering Your Credibility, A Litigator's Perspective2003
5th Annual IP Law ConferenceIntellectual Property Valuation & Audits: "What Do You Have & What is it Worth?2002
Twelfth Annual Seattle Conference on Computer LawPatents: Lessons from Recent Key Cases2001
1999 Patent Resources Group presentation on Software Patents, Procuring and EnforcingRecent Federal Circuit Limitations on Patent Scope and Recent Litigation of Software Patents1999