Brian W. Oaks

Practice Group Co-Chair - PTAB Trials (Firmwide) & Department Chair - Intellectual Property (Austin) Partner

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Brian Oaks is experienced in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent post-grant trials, patent portfolio development and management, patent litigation, and technology licensing. Mr. Oaks has led numerous post grant trials in front of the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. He also manages the development of strategic patent portfolios in a wide range of technologies, including software and telecommunication networks (including optical networking components, routing and switching technology, Internet telephony and telecommunications software).

Mr. Oaks has represented clients in a number of patent post-grant trials (including inter partes reexaminations and inter partes reviews), patent infringement lawsuits, and in arbitration proceedings involving disputes relating to patent licenses. He has been part of patent infringement lawsuits relating to telecommunications, software, and the financial industry.

Mr. Oaks regularly counsels clients to help them identify, protect, and leverage their intellectual property assets and to manage offensive and defensive assertions of intellectual property rights. He also works with his clients to evaluate, manage, and respond to claims of infringement and regularly prepares opinions of counsel for his clients in response to such claims.

Mr. Oaks has extensive experience facilitating business transactions involving intellectual property rights. He drafts and negotiates agreements directed to the licensing and sale of technology assets. In addition, he manages intellectual property issues and drafts agreements associated with corporate transactions involving technology companies, such as mergers, acquisitions, asset purchases and capital investments.

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