Brian M. Berliner

Brian Berliner is a partner in O’Melveny's Los Angeles office and a member of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice within the Litigation Department. Brian is also the Chair of the Patent and Trademark Prosecution Subpractice. Chambers USA has repeatedly ranked Brian among the top Intellectual Property lawyers in the country, noting his ability "to explain the byzantine patents process in layman’s terms, which helps [clients] make informed and tactical decisions," and describing him as "exceptionally responsive," with "great business sense, which is the perfect recipe in combination with fine legal knowledge." The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals recognized Brian as among the leading portfolio managers, patent prosecutors and litigators. Brian has also been recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in Los Angeles Magazine and the Southern California edition of Super Lawyers.

Brian is one of O'Melveny's chief technical lawyers. He focuses his practice on representing high technology companies, particularly with respect to patent and technology litigation and the acquisition, management, enforcement and protection of intellectual property rights. Brian is often called on in high stakes matters to analyze complex and highly technical infringement and validity issues. Brian additionally develops patent portfolios for technology companies, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide array of electrical, electromechanical, and computer-related technologies, such as computer hardware and software, analog/digital circuitry, wireless communications, digital rights management, public key encryption, client-server environments, and data processing.

In addition to his technical patent work, Brian also regularly represents and counsels clients in trademark matters, including trademark litigation, clearance and registration, and on transactional intellectual property matters, including licensing and technology transfer agreements and due diligence analysis of intellectual property rights.

Prior to the practice of law, Brian served as a Captain in the US Air Force, responsible for the acquisition and testing of defense satellite systems and subsystems. In that capacity, he had hands-on payload integration responsibilities involving a number of Atlas expendable launch vehicle missions.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property and Technology, 2) Patent and Technology, 3) Litigation, 4) Copyright, 5) Trademark, 6) and Internet Litigation, 7) Consumer Electronics, 8) Pharmaceuticals and 9) Litigation
Law School Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D.,1991
Education University of Southern California, M.S., 1984 ;Northeastern University (B.S., 1981
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm O Melveny & Myers LLP
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