Kirkland & Ellis LLP
In each year since 2015, Bryan has been listed in the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for Litigation. He is also recognized in Patent Litigation: Full Coverage in the 2018, 2021 and 2022 editions of The Legal 500 United States.
Bryan has litigated and counseled on patent matters for companies of various sizes across a variety of complex industries and technologies including medical devices, optical networking, pharmaceuticals, 3-D technology, material compositions, DNA array technology, automotive components, and communications software and devices.
Bryan has litigated and tried cases in various forums, including the International Trade Commission, district courts across the U.S. and arbitration proceedings. He has worked on appellate matters before the Federal and Seventh Circuits. Bryan has also handled cases with international counterparts, including working with solicitors and barristers on a trial in the UK.
Bryan has represented a number of companies seeking to manage their patent portfolios as revenue centers through active licensing programs, to complement the revenue generated by product and service offerings. He led a discussion on that topic at the Licensing Executives Society: “Litigation as a Licensing Tool.” He has also spoken or lectured at the American Conference Institute, the Society for Automotive Engineers, and at an Intellectual Property for Engineers course.
Bryan also has extensive experience relating to inter partes review, and ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings, particularly as employed as part of a comprehensive defense strategy while engaged in district court litigation.