|VA||Authorized to practice law||2007||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Virginia Super Lawyers||2013|
|Patent Attorney||Patent Law of Virginia, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Patent Attorney||Thomas, Karceski, Raring & Teague, PC||2006 - 2010|
|Patent Attorney||Alston & Bird LLP||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Innovators Network||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association||Past President||2006 - Present|
|Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property||Festo and the Future of the Doctrine of Equivalents||2003|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||Electrical Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|Inventors Workshop||You Have an Invention - Now What?||2017|
|Virginia Innovators Network monthly meeting||Patents 101||2016|
|Virginia Innovators Network monthly meeting||The Patent Process||2013|
|Virginia Inventors Forum monthly meeting||Patent Panel Discussion||2012|
|Virginia Innovators Network monthly meeting||Patenting Your Invention||2012|
Posted by John
The Patent process can be scary, expensive and frustrating. It is well published that patent approval could take three to six years and there is no guarantee of success. However, our experience has been the complete opposite of that trend ….. largely due to Brian’s hard work with my little technology company over the past five years.
To date we have received five patents from the USPTO and have the like amount pending with the USPTO. Putting aside Brian’s vast experience and knowledge on the patent process, Brian’s greatest contribution to our process has been his ability to first, listen to what I am trying to accomplish and then have the courage to disagree with me if he feels that we are going down the wrong path. This is a quality that provides my company a sense of comfort and allows for more discussion and collaboration.
In summary, Brian’s “hands on approach” has greatly benefited my company and I recommend his services to anyone that is looking for this quality when choosing the proper patent attorney.
Posted by Tim
Brian is experienced and knowledgeable. His years in the business has created beneficial relationships that serve his clients as well. I would, and have, recommended Brian.
Posted by Joy
Brian handled my design patent application. We consulted on strategy and timing, and he worked as needed to expedite the process to meet deadlines. I have continued to trust his advice, as there have been occasions in which he advised me against patent prosecution, when he could have simply charged a fee. I will continue to work with him in the future and would recommend him.
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