Brian J. Mcnamara

Brian J. McNamara is a retired partner in Foley’s Washington, D.C. office. As a member of the firm's Sports Industry Team, his legal experience included patent, trademark, and copyright protection, licensing and litigation, and the protection of trade secrets. In the area of sports law, Mr. McNamara obtained several patents on sporting goods including portable lacrosse goals that meet NCAA standards. He also filed a patent application for an Internet virtual sports league.

Mr. McNamara's technical specialties included analog and digital electrical and electronic technologies, computer hardware and software, artificial intelligence systems, and telecommunications technologies. His litigation experience involved the representation of clients in the federal district courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings, and ex parte appeals).

Mr. McNamara's technical knowledge included analog and digital electronics, computer hardware and software, artificial intelligence systems, and telecommunications. He was a senior design engineer at Westinghouse Electric for eight years and was principal engineer in charge of systems engineering and business development at ARINC Research Corporation for six years.

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Areas of Practice 1) Electronics, 2) IP Due Diligence, 3) IP Litigation, 4) Patent Litigation, 5) Trademark, 6) Copyright & Advertising Counseling, 7) Trademark and 8) Copyright & Advertising Litigation
Law School University of Maryland School of Law
Education Manhattan College (B.E.E., 1973) Manhattan College (B.S), Johns Hopkins University (M.S.)(M.A.S.)
Bar Member / Association the District of Columbia Bar Association, and the Anne Arundel County, Maryland State and American Bar Associations.
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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