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Background

John Brinkmann is a Principal in the Houston office of Fish & Richardson. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secret litigation. Before Mr. Brinkmann was an attorney, he was a Technical Advisor at Fish & Richardson and another firm for more than six years, and he now has more than fourteen years combined experience in intellectual property litigation. His experience covers a broad range of technologies, including CPU and GPU architecture, nonvolatile memories, digital cameras, wireless communication standards, semiconductor processing, DRAM architecture and memory controllers, medical devices, and networking standards and hardware.

Mr. Brinkmann specializes in representing the world’s leading technology and semiconductor companies in extremely complex, high-stakes cases in federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and elsewhere. He has worked closely with experts and engineers on those cases to analyze his clients’ most complicated issues. He has experience in all phases of patent litigation, including pleadings, discovery, technical expert reports and claim construction proceedings. He has leveraged his technical skills in working closely with both technical experts and fact witnesses to prepare them for depositions and trial. Additionally, he has experience with pre-suit investigations, patent portfolio analysis and post-grant proceedings.

Prior to his experience in intellectual property litigation, Mr. Brinkmann worked with Micron Technology and Compaq Computer Corporation.​​

Education

University of Houston Law Center 2009
J.D.


Rice University 2002
Electrical Engineering, M.E.E.


Rice University 2000
Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Admissions

  • Texas 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas 2013