A Unique Value Proposition for Your Patent Litigation Defense


High quality, substantive work on a contract basis

Prior art search, analysis, and claim charting services for litigation or inter partes review — as you need them


Supplement existing outside counsel

Provide outside counsel with added bandwidth, while giving everyone the benefit of a second set of eyes


Big experience, small price tag

Leverage the experience of a senior IP associate at a rate lower than that of most first years

Experience with Clients in Key Technology Industries:

Social networking
Content streaming
Internet search and communications
Web and mobile applications
Digital prepress and image processing
Video gaming

Core Services

Litigation Services

Leverage over a decade of defense-side patent litigation experience by supplementing your outside counsel with Brian’s litigation services:  whether advising on theories of patent invalidity through prior art or § 101 or § 112 defenses, conducting product analysis, or augmenting your team as an additional, experienced litigator.

Drafting Services

Beyond advising on theories of invalidity, Brian offers services to bring those defenses to life, whether preparing invalidity contentions and claim charts, facilitating the drafting of expert reports, or drafting petitions for inter partes review by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Prior Art Services

Brian conducts both general and targeted prior art searches with the practical experience of a litigator.  Whether for use in District Court or before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, he has a record of yielding promising and relevant results where traditional vendors come up short.

Sound good?

About Brian


Since 2014, Brian has provided patent litigation and prior art services on a contract basis to Fortune 100 companies and a number of the world’s leading intellectual property litigation firms, both in the United States and Europe.  He has litigated and performed prior art consulting services on behalf of clients in diverse industries, including telecommunications, Internet search, medical devices, streaming media, and social media.

Prior to starting his own practice, Brian was a senior associate at Cooley LLP, where he managed defense-side patent litigation for clients in the social networking, wireless telecommunication, video gaming, and digital printing industries.  While at Cooley, he successfully defended client Vistaprint Ltd. in litigation brought in the Eastern District of Texas, securing both summary judgment of non-infringement and a jury verdict of no infringement under the doctrine of equivalents.  He was also part of a trial team that successfully defended client Nintendo in a Section 337 investigation before the International Trade Commission, resulting in a determination of patent invalidity.  In addition to his trial experience, Brian has overseen litigations brought against clients in venues throughout the country, including the District of Delaware, the Northern District of California, and the Eastern District of Virginia.

Cooley LLP (2008 – 2013) – Representative Matters:

  • Mitel Networks Corp. v. Facebook, Inc. (D. Del.)
  • Bascom Research LLC v. Facebook, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
  • PersonalWeb Techs. LLC v. Facebook, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)
  • ColorQuick LLC v. Vistaprint Ltd. (E.D. Tex.)
  • Bandspeed, Inc. v. HTC Corp. (W.D. Tex.)
  • In the Matter of Certain Video Game Systems and Wireless Controllers, 337-770, U.S. Int’l Trade Comm’n
  • Saxon Technologies v. Nintendo Co. Ltd. (E.D. Tex.)

DLA Piper LLP (2006 – 2008) – Representative Matters:

  • Hitachi Global Storage Technology v. Samsung (E.D. Tex.)
  • Rothschild Trust Holdings LLC v. Orb Networks, Inc. (S.D. Fla.)


  • Santa Clara Univ. School of Law (J.D., 2006)
    Editor-in-Chief, Santa Clara Law Review
  • University of California, San Diego (B.A., 2001)
    Cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honors

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington State

Get In Touch

Find out more about how Brian can supplement your patent invalidity defense team today.

phone (206) 519-5600

email-icon-white info@wiknerpllc.com

Based in
Seattle, Washington
Working for Clients Globally.