Brian Strand is a principal in the Houston office of Fish & Richardson P.C. whose practice focuses on complex patent litigation and appeals. At all stages of a case, Brian focuses both on preparing the case for trial (and, if necessary, appeal) and on identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for early resolution through dispositive motions or advantageous settlements.
Brian’s litigation experience has involved a wide array of software and hardware technologies such as virus and malware detection and prevention, operating systems and runtime environments, networking architectures and protocols, land and marine seismic acquisition systems, audio and video codecs, and a variety of wireless communication protocols such as 802.11, CDMA, GSM, GPRS/EDGE, UMTS, LTE, and Bluetooth.
Brian takes full advantage of his extensive technical background in his practice, comprising over two decades of industry and personal experience in areas such as software architecture and development, embedded systems, avionics, mesh networking, robotics, laser marking, and machine vision. Brian leverages this expertise to bring creative and effective solutions to the table in all phases of the litigation lifecycle, including developing and refining technical theories and case themes, identifying prior art, analyzing source code, developing claim constructions, working closely with experts, and transforming complex technical issues into accessible and persuasive narratives for briefs, hearings, and trials.
Brian has handled matters in a variety of jurisdictions across the country, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas, the Northern District of California, the Western District of Washington, the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Kansas, and the District of Delaware.
Brian lives in Houston with his wife and two daughters.
Presented “Patent Infringement in the Gulf of Mexico,” HIPLA Institute on Intellectual Property (2016).
J.D., Duke University School of Law (2008)
B.S. with distinction, Electrical Engineering Technology, Purdue University (1997)
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2008
- New York 2009
- Texas 2012
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas