Brian C. Nash is a trial lawyer and registered patent attorney. He helps clients succeed in high-stakes disputes involving intellectual property and complex technology. Brian takes cases through trial and appeal, but he often finds strategies that win at earlier stages.
His cases cover many technology types, including electrical, mechanical, and software engineering, and also involve trademarks and trade secrets. Brian appears in district courts nationwide, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Office, including derivation, inter partes, covered business method, and post-grant review proceedings. He also advises on IP portfolios and licensing.
REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE :
- Representing The Kroger Co. on appeal after invalidating all patent claims asserted against its Plus Card program in the Eastern District of Texas with a motion to dismiss filed at the beginning of the case.
- Advising Anheuser-Busch in bringing a derivation proceeding at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
- Defending Valve Corporation in the District of Delaware against four British Telecommunications patents asserted against Valve’s Steam platform and technologies.
- J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2005
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2002
- Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
CLERKSHIPS : Law Clerk to Judge Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Rate : $$$$