Brandon T. Andersen focuses on patent prosecution and litigation, including inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in the areas of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive technology, clean energy, and medical devices.
He has technical experience as a nuclear plant engineer, designing systems and training operators for the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine program. Brandon also has research experience in both biomedical devices and combustion engineering.
Brandon has experience prosecuting patents before the USPTO for inventions in the automotive, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy technology areas. In addition, he has provided validity and freedom-to-operate opinions in the areas of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Brandon has litigation experience in pre-trial work such as claim analysis, prior art searches, discovery, and motions practice. He excels at providing thorough legal research and clear analysis. In inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB, Brandon has written pleadings and worked with experts to prepare supporting declarations. He also has experience preparing both appeal and amicus curie briefs for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
After earning his master’s degree in chemical engineering, Brandon spent three years supporting the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine program as a nuclear plant engineer. He provided both classroom and hands-on training to naval officers and enlisted personnel, and he led a watchteam dedicated to the operation and maintenance of a nuclear power plant.
As a trainer, Brandon developed an ability to clearly teach engineering principals to those without a scientific background. Brandon also worked as a system design engineer, responsible for designing and preparing the operations manual for a key safety system connected to the nuclear reactor.
Brandon has also conducted research in the biomedical and combustion engineering fields. For his master’s thesis, he created a multi-processor, three-dimensional predictive computer model of blood thrombosis and embolization in cardiovascular devices based on chemical kinetics, transport phenomena, and computational fluid dynamics.
Brandon also performed research in a combustion lab, performing experiments and building computational models to improve the predictability of flame spread in forest fires. Pro bono work is an important part of Brandon’s practice, through which he enjoys working on behalf of military veterans and asylum applicants.
He has written winning arguments before both the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Brandon has also appeared on behalf of asylum applicants in immigration court.
- J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University J.D., cum laude, 2018
- Brigham Young University M.S., Chemical Engineering, 2012
- Brigham Young University B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2012
Admissions : Virginia
Professional Activities :
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
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