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Brian P. Johnson


Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider

Brian Johnson is a Partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP. With over 15 years of experience, Brian is a skilled patent litigation attorney representing clients before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and district courts. He represents clients and technologies from a range of industries including high-technology and consumer electronics, such as cellular phones, memory modules, gaming systems, processors, and acoustomagnetic security tags.

Brian’s experience includes litigation covering intellectual property infringement as well as allegations related to fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) patent license terms. He has appeared in dozens of ITC investigations and many district court suits where he counseled clients with litigation strategy, including the interplay of multijurisdictional disputes and advocacy with US Customs.

Prior to joining Axinn, Brian was a partner at a prominent law firm in Washington, DC. Before entering private practice, Brian served as a patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office. He received his JD from The George Washington University Law School and his BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Recent Articles by Brian P. Johnson

Potential Shifts in Section 337 Precedent: What The Data Tells Us

The U.S. International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) is typically made up of six individual commissioners, but after Commissioner Randolph Stayin’s unexpected return to private practice last year, there are now just four. As a result, upcoming changes to the make-up of the Commission may cause a shift in the Commission’s positions on various legal issues. What happens next is anyone’s guess, but a careful analysis of Commission opinions can help unearth possible future changes in precedent.

Past Events with Brian P. Johnson

IPWatchdog LIVE 2023

September 17-19, 2023