As an engineer-turned-lawyer, Brian combines a deep understanding of client's technologies and the law to help them advance their goals and enhance business valuation. Whether it is working with the latest software products in artificial intelligence, pharmaceutical and medical devices, or touchscreens used in automobiles, Brian works with clients to strategically protect, enforce, and defend their intellectual property rights. Brian has stand-up/first chair patent litigation experience in matters before federal and district and appellate courts.
Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) Technologies
In the field of AI, Brian has worked with healthcare, university, and other clients to identify and protect valuable innovations powered by AI technologies, such as those involving:
- affective computing (artificial emotional intelligence), using physiological data and deep learning classification techniques
- machine learning, using classification schemes for predictive analytics
- natural language processing, using n-gram and tagging for processing textual inputs
Brian regularly writes about AI legal issues as the editor of the Artificial Intelligence Technology and the Law blog.
Life Sciences Technologies
With a background that includes evaluating technologies useful in protecting human health and the environment, Brian helps life sciences companies protect their inventions, enforce their intellectual property rights, and defend against patent infringement claims. Some of the technologies Brian has worked on involve:
- artificial intelligence-powered software for assessing, diagnosing, reporting, alerting, and communicating health information
- generic pharmaceuticals and biologics (including navigating Hatch-Waxman ANDA-type patent litigation)
- medical/surgical devices in fields such as ophthalmology and cardiology
- health-enhancing consumer electronic devices
A former collegiate athlete, Brian is often spotted training on roads and trails in rural central Maryland chasing that elusive Boston Marathon qualifying time.