Representative engagements:

Brian has represented:

  • An inventor in a first of its kind pharmaceutical patent royalty dispute against a leading university; settled after favorable rulings allowing the case to proceed on a novel contractual and unfair trade practices theories
  • Genzyme in a patent litigation concerning a renal drug product; tried successfully to verdict in federal district court in Chicago
  • Genzyme in a patent litigation concerning a renal drug product; tried successfully to verdict in federal district court in Maryland
  • An individual in an inventorship dispute against a leading university; settled
  • Cycle Pharmaceuticals in a patent dispute regarding its lead drug candidate; resolved with opposing party dropping its demands
  • Genzyme in fourteen related patent litigations concerning Renagel and Renvela products; settled favorably on the eve of trial
  • Genzyme in three related patent litigations concerning Welchol product; settled
  • Edison Learning, Inc. a trade secret and contract litigation concerning an educational partnership; settled
  • Dooney & Bourke in trademark litigation concerning Louis Vuitton's Multicolor Monogram mark; prevailed in summary judgment and appeal
  • Dooney & Bourke in a trademark litigation concerning Louis Vuitton's S-Lock mark; settled
  • A major pharmaceutical company in an anti-trust patent misuse litigation involving a statin; prevailed on summary judgment
  • A major pharmaceutical company in an at-risk preliminary injunction hearing; settled after a week-long hearing without launch of the product
  • Sepracor in eight patent litigations concerning Clarinex product; settled
  • A nutraceutical company in a trademark and unfair trade practice litigation over the company's name and business; settled
  • Target and WowWee Toys in a patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas; settled after a change of venue motion that raised a novel manufacturer/retailer defense for the first time in transfer motion
  • Consumer product companies in numerous patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright cases in courts throughout the United States