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Brian Clarke

Brian Clarke

Attorney at Law

Redwood City
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
California at Berkeley Boalt Hall
School of Law
About
A graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law, Brian is a business-objective focused attorney with expertise advising start-ups and publicly traded companies on intellectual property, patent litigation, and transactional matters. He has represented companies in the following technologies sectors: software; SaaS; biotech; robotics; image processing; and semiconductor processing among others. He has an innate sense for learning complex technologies. He has extensive experience practicing at marquis Silicon Valley IP firms, as in-house IP and transactional counsel, and most recently advising clients as founder of his own law firm.
20
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Clarke IP Law

Founder

Mar 2013 - Present

Opened solo practice in Bethesda, MD remotely servicing California client base. Recently moved back to Silicon Valley. Provide startup and small clients with counseling in: patent strategy; patent drafting and prosecution; litigation strategy; and general transactional counseling. Clients’ technologies: SaaS (cloud services); linear accelerators; radiotherapy; healthcare insurance services; roboti

Mar 2013 - Present

Accuray Incorporated

Director--Intellectual Property

Jul 2008 - Feb 2013

Served as lead IP counsel reporting to General Counsel for this 1000 employee developer and manufacturer of leading edge software controlled radiation surgery and therapy equipment. Handled all legal matters that touched company technology, including, technology based transactions, patent prosecution, IP litigations, and open source. Supervised “½” in-house counsel, one in-house paralegal, several

Jul 2008 - Feb 2013

NeoGuide Inc.

Director--Intellectual Property

Mar 2007 - Jun 2008

Served as IP and sole in-house counsel reporting to the CTO and founder. NeoGuide developed a robotically controlled endoscope for minimally invasive surgical procedures. Company was acquired by Intuitive Surgical based in large part on the strength of its IP portfolio. NeoGuide technologies: natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery; robotic endoscopes; colonoscopy; and robotic colonoscopy

Mar 2007 - Jun 2008

Townsend Townsend and Crew

Associate Attorney

Sep 2003 - Feb 2007

Transitioned to patent litigation at Townsend because I had excellent litigation skills, and Townsend was a very well respected IP firm with quality people. Started at Townsend following a 1½ year professional hiatus, during which I supported my spouse (Amie) and two children in Brussels, Belgium while Amie served as liaison between US DEA and counterparts in Belgium and Luxemburg. Townsend was a

Sep 2003 - Feb 2007

Flehr Hobach Test et al., LLP

Associate Attorney

Jun 2000 - Dec 2001

Practiced patent prosecution in biotechnology fields. Founded in 1947 in San Francisco, Flehr was one of the first IP boutiques on the West Coast, and remained a fixture until its merger into Dorsey & Whitney LLP in 2002. Flehr technologies: biotechnology field, protein polymers, and microfluidic arrays.

Jun 2000 - Dec 2001

Pennie & Edmonds, LLP

Associate Attorney

Oct 1997 - May 2000

Practiced patent prosecution, patent litigation and trademark prosecution. Pennie & Edmonds formed in 1883, recently dissolved in 2003 and was the preeminent IP and patent law boutique in the country. Pennie technologies: light emitting diodes; biochemical microarrays; medical device petroleum processing; semiconductor processing.

Oct 1997 - May 2000

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