With two graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and over fifteen years of experience as an attorney, Brian is well versed in a wide variety of technical cross disciplines including both physical sciences and bio-medical technologies applicable to the life sciences. Brian’s legal experience includes preparation and prosecution of patents and other forms of intellectual property, freedom to operate studies and written opinions, patent litigation including courtroom experience, and PTO post-grant proceedings including IPRs (Inter Partes Review) and Ex Parte Reexaminations. Brian’s legal work in the bio-medical technologies is significant and has included a variety of medical devices and techniques, as well as many aspects of medical imaging technologies. He is also experienced in many material manufacturing and processing technologies (advanced nanocomposite coatings, polymer science, plasma physics), energy and propulsion technologies (e.g., nuclear fission and fusion, fuel cells, and jet engines), and a variety of computer and software related technologies. Brian also provides strategic counseling for the development of both domestic and international patent portfolios, patent landscaping, and advises in mergers and acquisitions. His engineering background includes work at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Joint European Torus tokamak fusion facility in Oxfordshire, UK, the Indian Point 2 Nuclear facility and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, where Brian was a United States Department of Energy SERS fellow.
Prior to joining Crawford Maunu PLLC, Brian was in charge of the patent prosecution and counseling practice at a large general practice northeastern law firm serving clients from Washington D.C. to Boston. He earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. Brian’s academic achievements include, among others, two Master’s Degrees from MIT, in Nuclear Engineering (Plasma Physics & Magnetically Confined Fusion) and Mechanical Engineering, respectively, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. While at MIT, Brian received the Magnetic Fusion Energy Technology (MFET) Fellowship awarded by the United States Department of Energy, and while at Manhattan College, he was regularly on the Dean’s List and a member of Tau Beta Pi Member. Brian is licensed to practice in multiple state and federal courts, is a registered patent attorney, and is a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).