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Brian is a senior counsel in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. He has been recognized by ALM as a Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law and is listed in the IAM Patent 1000 as a leading patent litigator. His trial practice takes him to courts throughout the country in cases concerning patents, trade secrets, unfair competition, licenses, false advertising, trademarks and copyrights. Brian has represented leading national and international corporations in disputes involving fabrication of semi-conductors, smart energy meters, pharmaceuticals, computer networking, medical imaging, telecommunications, IT systems, Java computing, consumer appliances, software, FinTech, e-commerce, fiber optics, data encryption, and medical devices.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1982, J.D.
  • University of Chicago, 1978, A.B.

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

  • Board of Directors, Resolution Systems Institute, Chicago, IL

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Trade Secrets Law, 2023-2024
  • ALM, Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
  • IAM Patent 1000 list as world leading patent litigator
  • Listed in Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation 2009-2015, 2019
  • Received AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell