Brandon's Profile

Brandon is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His practice focuses on the acquisition, protection, licensing, and enforcement of intellectual property and defending clients against the intellectual property claims of others. In particular, he concentrates on chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and energy-related technologies.

He regularly counsels clients in the following areas:

  • Domestic and foreign patent prosecution and patent infringement litigation in the federal courts
  • Domestic and foreign trademark prosecution and trademark infringement litigation in the federal courts
  • Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Copyright registration, copyright infringement litigation
  • Identifying, protecting, transferring, and licensing technology in corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Providing patent non-infringement and validity opinions
  • Designing around patents
  • Domain name disputes before the Federal Courts and World Intellectual Property Organization

Brandon's Experience

  • Successfully represented defendant in patent infringement lawsuit related to log conveying equipment, obtaining summary judgment and dismissal of the suit. (PSI Sales, Inc. v. Les Aciers J.P., Inc.)
  • Successfully represented plaintiff in patent infringement lawsuit against manufacturer of friction stir welding machines, obtaining confidential settlement. (Fluid Dynamics Research Corp. v. MTS Systems Corp.)
  • Represented plaintiffs in multiple cyber-squatting cases before the WIPO and federal courts, resulting in assignment of disputed domain names to the plaintiffs.
  • Has provided numerous patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions relating to pharmaceutical patents, many of which led to the successful launch of generic drugs, including a $1 billion brand name drug for treating arthritis, a $600 million brand name drug for treating seizures, prenatal and prescription vitamins, hyperhomocysteinemia treatments and others.
  • Successfully represented defendant in patent infringement lawsuit related to wave attenuation devices, obtaining dismissal of the suit. (Artificial Reefs, Inc. v. Volkert, Inc., et. al.)
  • Successfully represented plaintiff in patent infringement lawsuit against fishing lure manufacturer, obtaining settlement. (Reaction Innovations, LLC. v. Strike King Lure Co.)

Brandon's Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Copyright Law, Litigation: Intellectual Property, Patent Law, and Trademark Law (2019 - present)
  • Named Top Intellectual Property and Patent Lawyer by Birmingham Magazine - 2011
  • B-Metro Magazine Top Lawyers, 2010 and 2020
  • Recognized as a "Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation

Brandon's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Manufacture Alabama

Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

U.S. Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit, D.C. Circuit

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
    • (1999, J.D.)
  • Auburn University
    • (1994, B.S., Zoology)

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