Protecting Innovation, Technology, and the Arts

Brian P. Sullivan



Brian P. Sullivan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton (1995), and a J.D. degree and an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from the University of Dayton School of Law (2010). Brian was a recipient of the CALI Awards in Patent Practice and Procedure, Intellectual Property, Legislation, and Digital Music Copyright.

Brian’s practice emphasizes client counseling regarding U.S. and foreign patent matters including portfolio management, prosecution, and IP enforcement. Brian’s practice also includes the areas of trademarks, copyrights, branding, and intellectual property litigation and support.

Brian has extensive electrical engineering experience. In the twelve years between getting his undergraduate degree and entering law school, Brian worked as a field applications engineering specialist. During this time, he lived in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Dayton, and supported digital designers across the United States in the design and use of Altera field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). His experience includes:

Languages Communications
     VHDL      PCI, PCI-X and   PCI Express
     Verilog      Codec
     AHDL      Serdes
Applications      LVDS
     Military      Waveform   Generation
     Industrial   Controls ASIC Replacement
     Printers,   Thermal Print Heads
     Diagnostic   Tools DSP
     Simulators and   Display      FIR Filter and   IIR Flite

Brian has also worked for Dr. Sam S. Han as a Research Assistant, worked as a Student Volunteer for Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, and worked as a Teaching Assistant in Legal Profession classes.

Brian enjoys playing a round or two of golf, fiddling around with his guitars, and NFL football.

Brian is currently:

Member of the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association

Trustee of the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame

Member of the Ohio State Bar Association

Registered Patent Attorney No. 67,840

Ohio Attorney Registration No. 86,985