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Brit is a trial attorney who focuses on patent disputes in high-stakes litigation involving complex technologies in US district court and before the PTAB. 

Brit has experience in all phases of patent litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, from initial diligence investigations, through trial and appeals. Brit has been trial counsel to companies in cases where hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. He has argued claim construction motions, evidentiary motions, JMOL motions, and discovery motions in district court and before the PTAB. Brit played a key role in helping to secure rare complete patent owner wins in two inter partes review proceedings on all claims under review.

Brit also has experience with trademark litigation, trade secret litigation, securities fraud class actions, ERISA class actions, FACTA class actions, and corporate derivative actions, as well as experience representing clients in connection with governmental investigations and various commercial matters.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Brit worked as an engineer for Veeco Instruments Inc., in the Metrology & Instrumentation Group. At Veeco, Brit designed, built, and implemented new products and product improvements in Veeco's research-focused line of atomic force microscopes. Brit's product design experience covers mechanical, optical, and electrical systems; programmable semiconductor devices; and design for manufacturability and cost reduction.

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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, honors

B.S.M.E., University of California-Santa Barbara, high honors

Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Washington

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

PTAB Bar Association, Conference Committee

Pi Tau Sigma, National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

Washington State Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Section

Matters

Cisco v. Focal IP — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving VoIP and web-based calling features.  All challenged claims were found unpatentable by the PTAB on final written decision.

Open Text v. Box.com, et al. — Trial counsel for Open Text in competitor-on-competitor case involving involving cloud based data storage and document management software. The jury found Box infringed all claims.

Cisco v. Vir2us — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving antivirus software, operating systems, and virtual machines.  Case settled shortly after IPRs were filed.

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Cisco v. Focal IP — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving VoIP and web-based calling features.  All challenged claims were found unpatentable by the PTAB on final written decision.

Open Text v. Box.com, et al. — Trial counsel for Open Text in competitor-on-competitor case involving involving cloud based data storage and document management software. The jury found Box infringed all claims.

Cisco v. Vir2us — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving antivirus software, operating systems, and virtual machines.  Case settled shortly after IPRs were filed.

Open Text v. Alfresco Software — Litigation counsel for Open Text in competitor-on-competitor case involving cloud based data storage and document management software. Case settled before trial.

Patent Asset Licensing v. Bright House Networks - Litigation and IPR counsel for Bright House Networks in case involving VoIP and web-based calling features. Case was stayed pending IPRs.  All challenged claims were found unpatentable in IPR.

SportBrain v. Fitbit — Litigation counsel for Fitbit in case involving web-based tracking of pedometers.

EMC v. ACQIS - IPR counsel for patent owner ACQIS in two IPRs filed by EMC on patents involving high-speed computer architecture.  All instituted claims were upheld by the PTAB on final written decision.

Enfish v. Microsoft Corp., et al. - Litigation and appeal counsel for Enfish in case involving database software.  Case settled after Enfish’s patents survived section 101 patentability challenges and IPR appeals at the Federal Circuit.  The Federal Circuit's section 101 decision on Enfish's patents was a landmark decision on patentable subject matter.

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Matters

Cisco v. Focal IP — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving VoIP and web-based calling features.  All challenged claims were found unpatentable by the PTAB on final written decision.

Open Text v. Box.com, et al. — Trial counsel for Open Text in competitor-on-competitor case involving involving cloud based data storage and document management software. The jury found Box infringed all claims.

Cisco v. Vir2us — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving antivirus software, operating systems, and virtual machines.  Case settled shortly after IPRs were filed.

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Matters

Cisco v. Focal IP — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving VoIP and web-based calling features.  All challenged claims were found unpatentable by the PTAB on final written decision.

Open Text v. Box.com, et al. — Trial counsel for Open Text in competitor-on-competitor case involving involving cloud based data storage and document management software. The jury found Box infringed all claims.

Cisco v. Vir2us — IPR counsel for Cisco in case involving antivirus software, operating systems, and virtual machines.  Case settled shortly after IPRs were filed.

Open Text v. Alfresco Software — Litigation counsel for Open Text in competitor-on-competitor case involving cloud based data storage and document management software. Case settled before trial.

Patent Asset Licensing v. Bright House Networks - Litigation and IPR counsel for Bright House Networks in case involving VoIP and web-based calling features. Case was stayed pending IPRs.  All challenged claims were found unpatentable in IPR.

SportBrain v. Fitbit — Litigation counsel for Fitbit in case involving web-based tracking of pedometers.

EMC v. ACQIS - IPR counsel for patent owner ACQIS in two IPRs filed by EMC on patents involving high-speed computer architecture.  All instituted claims were upheld by the PTAB on final written decision.

Enfish v. Microsoft Corp., et al. - Litigation and appeal counsel for Enfish in case involving database software.  Case settled after Enfish’s patents survived section 101 patentability challenges and IPR appeals at the Federal Circuit.  The Federal Circuit's section 101 decision on Enfish's patents was a landmark decision on patentable subject matter.

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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, honors

B.S.M.E., University of California-Santa Barbara, high honors

Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Washington

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

PTAB Bar Association, Conference Committee

Pi Tau Sigma, National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

Washington State Bar Association, Litigation and Intellectual Property Section