Brent P Johnson is a patent attorney with 25 years of experience in managing a diverse range of intellectual property matters for clients in the US and worldwide. Over this career, Brent’s practice includes numerous litigation matters and the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications worldwide. He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of US and foreign patent applications as well as hundreds of trademark applications. Brent manages a number of patent and trademark portfolios for clients in many different technical disciplines enabling him to be a sole source for most client needs in all aspects of intellectual property.
Brent regularly advises clients on patent and trademark filing strategies, transfer of domestic and international patent and trademark rights, licensing, freedom to operate, non-infringement and invalidity opinions. Brent also advises clients on many forms of dispute resolution including both litigation and alternative forms such as arbitration and mediation.
Brent has specific technological experience in the mechanical, electrical, and computer-related fields. Prior to his legal career Brent was an engineer that provides him industry experience in addition to his legal background. Brent has advised many startup companies, providing valuable legal services to ensure the successful development and maintenance of intellectual property rights.
Additionally, Brent’s specific experience in litigation includes the enforcement and defense of all intellectual property rights including patent, trademark and trade secrets. Brent has represented clients in many cases in the US District Court of Colorado and other jurisdictions.
Brent received his JD from the University of Denver in 1994. Prior to becoming a registered patent attorney the same year, Brent was a registered patent agent in the US Patent and Trademark office in 1992. Brent received his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy in 1984. Brent served five years active duty in the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
Brent enjoys spending his free time with his family and the outdoors
EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER COLLEGE OF LAW, 1994
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, 1984
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Numerous Continuing Legal Education programs including a most recent “Pitfalls in Claim.”
7th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute; May 2009
The Kong Company, LLC v. Worldwise, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of trade dress and trademark KONG and unfair competition for animal toys.
Metropolitan Homes, Inc. v. Metropolitan Homes Real Estate, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of trademark METROPOLITAN HOMES.
Stampoultzis v. KVP International, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of patent directed to protective animal collar.
Judith G. Lippincott v. Bounce, Inc. (S.D. Cal.) — Counsel for defendant in action for infringement of patent directed to animal protective device.
The Kong Company, LLC v. Leerburg Enterprises, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of product configuration trademark and and unfair competition for animal toys.
The Kong Company, LLC v. Hallmark K9. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of product configuration trademark and and unfair competition for animal toys.
The Kong Company, LLC v. Triple Crown Dog Academy, Inc. (D. Colo.) — Counsel for plaintiff in action for infringement of patent covering animal toys.
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