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  1. Patent Infringement: 50%
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
  3. Copyright: 15%
  4. Trademark: 10%

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  • Mark C Blair

    Brian is the consummate professional. He is an intelligent, articulate and highly skilled advocate for his clients.


    Mark Blair DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Gregory Alan Hendershott

    I was in the same firm with Brian as partners. Brian is very well respected for his ability to grasp complicated intellectual property issues and advocate his client's interests. As a litigator, Brian is aggressive and tenacious, but also respectful and efficient, with an excellent track record of getting great results. I highly recommend him as counsel.


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Stoel Rives LLP

600 University Street, Suite 3600
One Union Square
Seattle, WA, 98101-4109


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & PoliticsN/A
Board of Govenors Appointment: ADR CommitteeWashington State Bar AssociationN/A
Board of Govenors Appointment: Mediation PanelWashington State Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStoel Rives LLP2011 - Present
PartnerDorsey & Whitney LLP1999 - Present
AssociateSeed & Berry LLP1999 - 1999
AssociateBogle & Gates PLLC1997 - 1999
Judicial ClerkThe U.S. Court of Federal Claims (for the Honorable Wilkes Coleman Robinson)1995 - 1997
Medical ResearcherStanford Medical School1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationRegistered MediatorN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Seattle University School of LawAdjunct Professor: Applied Law and Practice ManagementN/A
Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (Linn Alliance)Co-Founder and Executive Committee MemberN/A
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of WashingtonCo-chair of the Intellectual Property CommitteeN/A
U.S. District Court for the Western District of WashingtonCR 39.1 Certified MediatorN/A
Book-It-Repertory TheatrePast Pro Bono General CounselN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nisus Corp. v. Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.Defense victory
Outdoor Empire Publishing, Inc. v. Kalkomey EnterprisesNegotiated favorable settlement
Sonista, Inc. v. Pixa, Inc., Techpac, Inc. amd HsiehPlaintiff's victory and favorable settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Am. J. Physiol. 266 (Endocrinol. Metab. 29): E26-E32LDL-Receptors in Sprague-Dawley Adipocytes: Regulation With Fasting1994
J. Lipid Res. 35:1760-1772Subcellular Localization and Regulation of LDL-r by Insulin1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Stanford UniversityPhilosophy / Pre-MedicineBA1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA / KCBA Joint ProgramBridging the Gap: The Formation and Enforcement of Commercial Agreements2010
Dorsey U.A Comparative Law Analysis of the Rights Governing Design Patent, Copyright, and Trade Dress Protections2010
Washington Lawyers for the ArtsCounterfeit Chic: Legal Protection In The Creative Design and Fashion Industries2009
WSBADesign Patents and Trade Dress (13th Annual Intellectual Property Institute)2008
Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA)Significant Patent Decisions of 20072008
WSBAMediation in Complex Litigation: Psychologies and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies2007
WSBAAvoiding Intellectual Property Pitfalls: Proactive Client Advice Strategies to Save Money and Reduce Risk2006
NITANITA Faculty Member, Northwest Intensive Deposition Program (2006 - present)2006
IAKLMaximizing Success For Clients in the Mediation of Complex Litigation Disputes: Wim-Wins vs. Pyrrhic Victories2006
West PublishingPatent Litigation: Issues of Law, Fact, and Fallacy2005
Lorman Ed. Svcs.Contract Litigation From A to Z: Expert Strategies and Tactics2005
Law Seminars InternationalEffective Financial Expert Testimony: Expert Deposition Strategies2004
Law Seminars InternationalIntellectual Property Damages & Proof Of Claims: Expert Discovery And Deposition Strategies2003
National Business InstituteManaging Complex Litigation1999