Brian L. Klock

Brian L. Klock

Partner, Washington DC

Brian is adept at viewing legal disputes in the context of a client’s business and taking a “big picture” approach, ensuring that his advice to clients makes good business sense in addition to being legally sound. That is one reason clients have repeatedly relied on his litigation expertise for over 20 years when confronted with patents alleged to have industry-wide impact.

In addition, Brian represents clients in contested proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has more than 25 years of experience in patent prosecution, including working as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO while in law school.

Whether in litigation or USPTO contested proceedings, Brian recognizes the importance of understanding the technology at issue in depth, and his technical aptitude enables him to do so.

Brian has spent his entire career in private practice at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto. He is the Chair of the Licensing & Transactions Practice Group, Co-Chair of the Patent Prosecution Practice Group and serves as the Administrative Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Case Highlight
In re: Halftone Color Separations ('809) Patent Litigation (Screentone Systems Corp., et al. v. Canon U.S.A., Inc., et al.)
(C.D. Cal., 2009)

Brian scored a complete victory for Canon U.S.A. by securing a dismissal of all claims with prejudice in this multi-district litigation. The plaintiff stipulated to the dismissal after the conclusion of claim construction briefing and following supervised testing of the accused products.
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