Brandon Stallman's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law, including strategic counseling, patent portfolio management, licensing and other technology agreements, and patent, trademark, and copyright procurement and counseling. His practice further includes the preparation of opinions regarding matters of patent infringement, validity, and enforceability, conducting intellectual property due diligence investigations, and related litigation, including post-grant proceedings with the United States Patent Office. As a former patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Brandon understands patent prosecution from both sides, and he utilizes this information to his clients' benefit.

Brandon also advises on privacy policies, end-user license agreements, terms of use agreements for web sites, and other software licensing and use issues.  He assists clients in developing the agreements necessary to protect intellectual property while doing business with others, including non-disclosure agreements, product development agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, software development agreements, and other transactional agreements involving intellectual property.  He provides these services across a broad range of multi-disciplinary industry sectors including wireless communications, medical devices, software, transportation, forest products, material handling, recreational devices, and consumer products.

Brandon is recommended for patent prosecution in Intellectual Asset Management's guide, IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals for 2017 and 2018.

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  • Professional Experience

    • Christensen O'Connor Johnson KindnessPLLC
      Seattle, WA, 2000 - present
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
      Washington, D.C., 1998 - 2000
    • Missouri Innovation Center
      Columbia, MO, 1994 - 1995
  • Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Washington State Patent Law Association
  • Representative Experience

    Federal District Court

    • Wedi Corp. v. Wright et al.
      U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
      Representing defendant Hydro-Blok USA LLC et al. against complaint of various causes of action, including unjust enrichment based on misappropriation of trade secrets.
    • Dorman Products, Inc. v. PACCAR Inc
      U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
      Successfully defended PACCAR Inc in a declaratory judgment action to enforce patent rights and defend against various state law unfair business practice allegations.
    • Alfdex AB et al. v. PACCAR Inc
      U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
      Defended PACCAR Inc in patent infringement litigation pertaining to mechanical devices.  Obtained favorable settlement.
    • InterForm Inc. v. Target Corp.
      U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
      Successfully defended Target Corporation in patent litigation matter pertaining to mechanical devices.
    • Weatherhaven Resources, Inc. et al. v. Vantem Modular, LLC et al.
      U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
      Represented all defendants in patent litigation matter pertaining to mechanical devices.

     

    United States Patent and Trademark Office

    • 3BTech, Inc. v. Jingle Master International Ltd. (IPR2018-00663)
      Representing patent owner Jingle Master International Ltd. in an inter partes review proceeding for a certain claim of US Patent No. 7,882,986 related to liquid dispensing devices.
    • Taser International, Inc. v. Digital Ally, Inc. (IPR2017-00515)
      Represented petitioner Taser International in an inter partes review proceeding for certain claims of US Patent No. 9,253,452 related to surveillance systems.
    • Taser International, Inc. v. Digital Ally, Inc. (IPR2017-00376)
      Represented petitioner Taser International in an inter partes review proceeding for certain claims of US Patent No. 8,781,292 related to surveillance systems.
    • Taser International, Inc. v. Digital Ally, Inc. (IPR2017-00375)
      Represented petitioner Taser International in an inter partes review proceeding for certain claims of US Patent No. 8,781,292 related to surveillance systems.
    • Dorman Products, Inc. v. PACCAR, Inc. (IPR2014- 00542)
      Successfully represented patent owner PACCAR Inc in an inter partes review proceeding that challenged the invalidity of a design patent related to a truck headlight.  Obtained denial of institution of the inter partes review on Patent No. D525,731.
    • Dorman Products, Inc. v. PACCAR, Inc. (IPR2014-00555)
      Successfully represented patent owner PACCAR Inc in an inter partes review proceeding that challenged the invalidity of a design patent related to a truck headlight.  Obtained denial of institution of the inter partes review on Patent No. D526,429.
  • Presentations & Publications

    Presentations

    • “Intellectual Property: From Fundamentals to Enforcement,” Seattle University School of Law, Summer Practice Academy; (Seattle, WA, July 2017).
    • "How Recent Case Law and Post-Grant Challenges Affect Patent Valuation," Licensing Executives Society, Vancouver Chapter;  (Vancouver, BC, June 2015).
    • "Anatomy of a Patent License," Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property, Patent and IP Law Summer Institute; (Seattle, WA, July 2011, 2013, and 2014).
    • "Protecting Your Intellectual Property – Protecting Your IP Rights through Agreements," Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness; (Seattle, WA, November 2014).
    • "AIA Trial Roundtables," Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office; panelist; (Seattle, WA, May 2014).
    • "Protecting Your Intellectual Property," Northwest Entrepreneur Network; (Seattle, WA, July 2013).

Education

    • J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 1998
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

    • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Washington State Bar
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