Mr. Mudge focuses on patent procurement, strategy, opinions, and counseling. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property, including prosecution and post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, counseling, and opinions regarding clearance, scope, and validity of patents and trademarks, defending against claims of infringement of intellectual property rights, and acquisition/licensing of patents and patent portfolios. He has also served as a key member of litigation teams in cases involving patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret issues.
Brian’s experience covers a broad range of technologies in the electrical and computer arts, including software and networked applications, fintech, computer, and network security, E-commerce and Internet advertising, wired and wireless communications, chemically-sensitive FETs, and computerized DNA sequencing.
Prior to joining JIPL, Brian spent more than 20 years at a nationally-renowned IP firm, Kenyon & Kenyon (later Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Hunton Andrews Kurth), where he was a partner. He was also an engineer with RCA, where he conducted research and development for image processing technology and microprocessor-controlled broadcast television products. He has written numerous articles on Intellectual Property, and was a regular contributor to Kenyon’s Inter Partes Review blog.
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