Ranked by Chambers, clients have commented that “Brian is a savvy litigator who knows how to achieve good results quickly.”

Brian Nash is an established intellectual property trial attorney and a leader in the Western District of Texas. He has managed more than 230 cases involving intellectual property and technology in district courts across the nation, before the PTAB, at the ITC, and on appeal in the Federal Circuit, including matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. With more than 15 years of experience, Brian focuses on trial-winning strategies that will hold up on appeal while keeping an eye toward practical opportunities for early resolution.

Clients also turn to Brian for his ability to analyze and simplify highly technical issues through a legal lens. He combines his experience as a registered patent lawyer and his engineering degree to counsel clients in a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, programmable logic devices, software, blockchain, e-commerce, digital media, video games, virtual reality, wireless standards, aluminum alloy composition, container fabrication, hydrocarbon exploration, search marketing, geolocation, encryption, image processing, and liquid crystal displays.

Brian is a recognized, leading practitioner in the Western District of Texas, where he has handled over 80 cases, including nearly 50 before Judge Albright. He founded the committee to create the Honorable Lee Yeakel IP Inn of Court, the first IP-focused Inn of Court in Texas, and he currently serves as the vice president and membership co-chair. Further, Brian is a board member and past president for the Austin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and is a past president of the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association.

Brian served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Richard Linn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.

Representative Experience

  • Won a dispositive claim construction ruling that resulted in a dismissal following a Markman hearing before Judge Albright on behalf of a Fortune 50 semiconductor company on a patent related to field programmable gate arrays.
  • Won a final written decision holding all claims unpatentable and denying patent owner’s motion to amend in an inter partes review for a Fortune 50 semiconductor company on a patent related to field programmable gate arrays.
  • Representing Cimarex Energy Co. in defending against a multi-patent case involving e-fracking technologies.
  • Advising Anheuser-Busch in an instituted derivation proceeding related to aluminum alloy composition technology that is pending at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
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