Brian M. Kramer is a partner in Morrison & Foerster's San Diego office, where his practice focuses primarily on patent litigation.
Mr. Kramer received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University in 1997 and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2000. In law school, he served as an associate editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and as the first managing editor of the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. Before joining the firm in 2003, Brian served as a law clerk to both Judge Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., and Chief Judge Sue L. Robinson of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.
Mr. Kramer is a member of the California bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana.
Mr. Kramer's work defending companies accused of patent infringement spans several technology areas including video compression, wireless technology, medical devices, diagnostic tools, DNA sequencing techniques, ultracapacitors, and pharmaceuticals. His trial experience includes a recent jury verdict of noninfringement while defending a client being sued by a rival alleging $100 million in damages. Recently, he argued and won an appeal before the Federal Circuit in one of his several Hatch-Waxman matters.