Bryan Wilson is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He is a first-chair trial lawyer with an expansive range of experience handling intellectual property matters in a variety of venues. His successful track record in recent years includes trade secrets and patent cases in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. He is co-chair of the firm's Trade Secrets Working Group and former chair of the Litigation Department in the firm's Palo Alto office. Bryan teaches a seminar in trade secret law as a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and is a contributing editor to Trade Secrets (Law and Business 2016).
Bryan’s jury trials include Hansen Medical, Inc. v. Luna Innovations, Inc., which was tried in Santa Clara County Superior Court and resulted in a $36 million trade secret and breach-of-contract verdict for Hansen Medical.
Bryan also has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings with JAMS/Endispute, the American Arbitration Association, and private arbitration proceedings, including the arbitration of patent infringement claims, business disputes and trade secret matters.
Bryan also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing organizations including the Mono Lake Committee, the Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Coastside Land Trust, the Tuolumne River Trust, and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. Before law school, Bryan worked for the Save San Francisco Bay Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018, Legal 500 US recommended Bryan as a leading attorney for trade secrets, describing him as “‘a very smart, thoughtful attorney,’ who is ‘courteous and assertive in trial.’”Show More
(JAMS Arbitration). Won arbitration award finding that products infringe Japanese patents, applying Japanese patent law. The award was confirmed by the Northern District of California (denying Sony’s motion to vacate) and is currently on appeal.
(International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration). Representing Immersion in breach of contract action.
(Central District of California). Representing Yuneec in patent infringement action filed by DJI.
(Santa Clara County Superior Court). Won a $36.3 million victory for Hansen Medical in 2009. After a four-week trial involving medical robotics, a jury found that the defendant had willfully misappropriated trade secrets and breached two contracts.
(Northern District of California). Represented Applied Biosystems (AB) in patent infringement action involving DNA sequencing techniques. Won summary judgment of non-infringement on one claim, and verdicts of invalidity or noninfringement on the remaining claims after three week jury trial.
(San Mateo County Superior Court). Defended KMSL in several week long bench trial of trade secrets and breach of contract claims involving document authentication software. The court rejected the breach of contract claim, and awarded $1 million in trade secrets damages despite demand for $1 billion in damages at trial.
(Delaware Chancery Court). Obtained bench trial verdict for Immunomedics on breach of contract claims; also obtained attorneys’ fees.
(District of Massachusetts). Defended patent infringement claims in jury trial involving semiconductor manufacturing processes. Jury found one patent to be invalid for lack of enablement and awarded small fraction of damages sought on second patent-in-suit.
(ITC, District of Delaware and Federal Circuit). Represented Immersion in patent litigation involving haptics technology in mobile devices. A portion of the case was settled on favorable terms in the trial court, and the remaining portion of the case was resolved in Immersion's favor on appeal to the Federal Circuit.
(District Courts). Represented Nalco in multiple patent cases involving use of solid water treatment products. Cases were settled on confidential terms.
(District Courts). Represented Ecolab in a series of patent cases involving methods of food processing, sanitization, and treatment. Cases were settled on confidential terms.
(JAMS arbitration). Represented Skypatrol in patent infringement action involving GPS products. Obtained favorable result (terms of award are confidential).