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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States

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Partner; Intellectual Property


Brandon focuses on patent infringement litigation in federal district courts and at the U.S. International Trade Commission and post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He represents high-tech companies in a broad range of sectors, including electronics, computer hardware and software, Internet and network communications, wireless, and semiconductors. Brandon counsels clients in IP transactions, due diligence, strategic patent portfolio management, and other IP-related matters. Brandon has more than a decade of experience in all aspects of patent litigation, from pre-litigation through trial and appeal. He has served as lead counsel in district court actions and ITC investigations. He has substantial experience in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, known as the “Rocket Docket,” where he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson.

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Before law school, he was a technical marketing engineer at National Semiconductor Corporation, where he was responsible for power management and wireless semiconductor products.


PTAB Bar Association


J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, magna cum laude, 2006
B.S.E.E., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP offers a prominent patent litigation practice, which shows particular strength in the life sciences, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and advising big names in the industry such as Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and 3M. In addition, the group also represents major technology and electronics companies, maintaining a steady activity in federal courts, the ITC and the PTAB. Philadelphia’s Steve Maslowski steers the practice, which also operates from its patent hubs in Washington DC with Cono Carrano and Brandon Rash; New York with Michael Kahn; and Irvine with Kevin McBride. This last office was reinforced in 2021 with the arrival of Paul Tripodi from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Texas-based associate Andy Rosbrook is another name to note.