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OVERVIEW

Bradley J. Olson
Partner

Washington, D.C.

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006-4623

P 202-371-6369

F 202-289-1330

OVERVIEW

Bradley J. Olson
Partner

Washington, D.C.

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006-4623

P 202-371-6369

F 202-289-1330

First-chair intellectual property litigator and counselor Brad Olson advocates and protects the rights of businesses and individuals across the United States and internationally. Decades of experience aid Brad in analyzing even the most complex problems quickly and efficiently – with the goal of better positioning his client against the opposition to achieve the desired outcome.

OVERVIEW

First-chair intellectual property litigator and counselor Brad Olson advocates and protects the rights of businesses and individuals across the United States and internationally. Decades of experience aid Brad in analyzing even the most complex problems quickly and efficiently – with the goal of better positioning his client against the opposition to achieve the desired outcome.

Brad has been involved in virtually all aspects of patent litigation, including the handling of discovery, motion and trial practice, retaining experts and consultants for trial, coordinating jury focus groups, and preparing witnesses for deposition and trial testimony. He has prepared and negotiated complex intellectual property rights transfer agreements, including patent litigation settlements, patent licenses and computer software and hardware agreements.

Brad represents clients in high-stakes IP disputes under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He also has experience in virtually all aspects of patent and trademark litigation in U.S. District Courts, ITC Section 337 hearings and patent litigations in the U.S. and in several European countries.

Moreover, Brad advises clients on patentability, infringement and validity issues, including anti-counterfeiting enforcement and industrial design matters with an emphasis in the biomechanical technology and biomedical and medical device fields. He has also published numerous legal articles about intellectual property issues.

Appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his ability to serve as a thoughtful adviser even under the most serious or contentious scenarios, Brad seeks to lead from a positon that is grounded in substance and strength. A hands-on advocate who is dedicated to identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the matter at hand, Brad focuses on understanding the bigger picture of what his client needs to succeed, with consideration to how the result will impact not only their bottom line, but also their reputation and market position.

While in law school, Brad served as an extern for The Honorable Senior Judge Shane Devine of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Professional and Community Involvement

Former national chairman, Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the United States, Inc.Former regional chairman, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C.

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Master-Emeritus, Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court

Member, International Trade Commission (ITC) Trial Lawyers Association

Former member, Licensing Executives Society Public Policy Committee

Former vice chair, Intellectual Property Owners Association Anti-counterfeiting and Piracy Committee

Civilian member, Association of the United States Army

Lecturer, George Washington University (GWU) Global MBA Program special projects

Sponsor, Choralis Society

Sponsor, Washington Bach Consort

Member and pro bono counsel, Izaak Walton League of America National Conservation Organization Arlington/Fairfax Virginia Chapter

Honors

IP Star, patent and trademarks, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2013 to present

Knighthood: Chivalric rank of Commander, Swedish Royal Order of the Northern Star (Kommendör av Kungliga Nordstjärneorden), bestowed by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden for achievements in promoting cultural and business exchange between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Sweden, awarded April 4, 2016

Olympic Trials, Eugene Oregon, competitor (hammer throw), August 1980

EXPERIENCE
INSIGHTS & EVENTS
Presentations
  • "Swedish Business Culture and Negotiating Strategies," National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., April 2016
  • “Defense of Trade Secrets Act of 2015: What does it mean to industry, academics, and competition?” Licensing Executives Society, panelist, October 2015
  • "The Consequences of Patent Reform,” IPWatchdog Lecture Series, panelist, June 2015“Pipedreams to Pipelines: Last Call for Biofuels?” moderator, Licensing Executives Society Spring Meeting, New York City, May 2011
  • "Clean Technology and Marketing Strategy: The Swedish Experience,” panelist, George Washington University International Consultancy Project, Washington, D.C., April 2011
  • “U.S. Business Law: How Simple Steps Can Help Avoid Complex Legal Problems,” Swedish-American Entrepreneurial Days Consortium, Gothenburg, Sweden, November 2010
  • “Strategic Approaches for European Bioenergy Business Ventures in the United States and How to Avoid Common Intellectual Property and Other Legal Roadblocks,” World Bioenergy and Clean Vehicles & Fuels Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2009
  • “Issues in Open Source Licensing Implications of GPLVersion 3” and “Biotechnology Licensing Issues in View of MedImmune, Quanta Computer, and Merck KGaA,” panelist, Licensing Executives Society (LES) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, October 2008
Publications
  • “Supreme Court Decides SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products,” IPWatchdog, March 2017
  • “Patent Inter Partes Review Tactics Post-Cuozzo,” TerraLex Journal, July 2016
  • “Practitioner Strategies for Living in a Post-Cuozzo World,” IPWatchdog, May 2016
  • “Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),” World Intellectual Property Magazine, October 2015
  • “Federal Circuit affirms broad PTAB Claim Construction Standard,” Westlaw Intellectual Property Journal, April 2015
  • “Biofuels Licensing: Lessons Learned from the Monoclonal Antibody Business Cycle,” co-author, The IP Litigator, November/December 2011
  • “Pipedreams to Pipelines: Last Call for Biofuels?” co-author, LES Insights, June 2011
  • “Coverage for IP Related Risks,” co-author, Intellectual Property Counselor, May 2009
  • “Biomedical and Biotechnology Licensing Issues After MedImmune,” Journal of International Biotechnology Law, November 2008
  • “The 10 Things Every Practitioner Should Know About Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Protection,” Suffolk University Law School Journal of High Technology Law, May 2007
  • “The Supreme Court’s Merck KGaA v. Integra Lifesciences I, LTD. Opinion Extends The Exemption From Infringement Under Section 271(e)(1) to Biotechnology ‘Research Tools,’” Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 2006
  • “The Vessel Hull Design Protection Act of 1998: Is It Still Afloat?” The Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, September 2006
  • “The Amendments to the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act of 1998: A New Tool for the Boating Industry,” The Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce, April 2007
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