Bryan Collins is a partner in the law firm's Intellectual Property practice and is located in the Northern Virginia office. His experience and background is well suited to serving the IP litigation, counseling, prosecution and transactional needs of Pillsbury's clients. Since joining the firm, Mr. Collins has handled matters in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, automotive systems, complex electromechanical systems, mining technology, computer controlled processing systems, and chemical and pharmaceutical matters. He has handled a variety of patent related matters, including litigation, PTAB proceedings, reissue applications, reexamination proceedings, non-infringement/invalidity opinions, patent portfolio evaluations, and license drafting and negotiation. Mr. Collins also litigates trade secret and unfair competition matters. He has appeared in courts throughout the country in litigation matters as lead trial and appellate counsel.
The primary focus of Mr. Collins' practice is assisting clients in enforcing and defending their patents to strengthen their position in the marketplace. This includes both the development of patent portfolios by preparing and filing patent applications, as well as reviewing new products/processes to minimize patent infringement risks, defending infringement claims, and enforcing patents against infringers.
Mr. Collins has also represented clients in numerous Patent and Trial Appeal Board trials, including serving as lead counsel for interferences, inter partes reviews, and covered business method patent reviews. He also served as lead appellate counsel in one of the earliest Federal Circuit appeals from an inter partes review, resulting in affirmance of a successful unpatentability decision from the Patent and Trial Appeal Board.
- Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property (2007-2009, 2011-2012), Patents - Prosecution (2016)
- Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, Recipient (2008)
- Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-2014)
American Intellectual Property Law Association
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Federal Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, Eastern District of Michigan and Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Supreme Court
America Invents Act (AIA): One Year Later – Post Grant Proceedings & Strategies, panel speaker, George Washington University Law School Symposium on Intellectual Property, May 2013
cum laude, Journal of Science and Technology Law