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Brian Ho


Brian Ho's practice focuses on patent prosecution, patent litigation support and patent diligence across a wide array of technologies. His prosecution practice specifically involves preparing and prosecuting patent applications in software, electronics, diagnostics and biotechnology. Additionally, Brian focuses on multifunctional computing systems, including user interfaces for those systems, diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices, and established and emerging technologies that blend biotechnology and electromechanical systems, such as nanotechnology and automated, high-throughput clinical assays. His experience includes multiple arguments before the US Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) as well as several briefs in appeals from ex parte examination and reexamination before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Brian has also supported several patent litigation matters from inception through trial, including cases involving consumer electronics, software and medical diagnostics technology. His litigation support practice also includes work on interferences, reexaminations and arbitrations. Brian has worked on patent litigations across the globe, including actions in the US, Australia, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands and the UK.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaUnited States Patent and Trademark Office
  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.S., University of California at Davis

Prior Experience

Before entering the legal profession, Brian was an engineer and biochemist and has several years of industry experience in the fields of medical device manufacturing, research and engineering.



+1 415 836 2542
(Work, San Francisco)