Brian J. Gustafson’s practice emphasizes patent prosecution in a wide range of technologies, including search engines, cloud computing, virtual machines, e-commerce, telecommunications, machine learning, statistical machine translation, distributed architectures and processes, data classifiers, image rendering and analysis, mobile applications, location-based services, voice recognition, and social networks.​

Brian also provides strategic counseling and prosecution with respect to building and maintaining patent portfolios, including advice regarding post-grant proceedings, including ex and inter partes review, reexamination, and reissue.

He has previous experience as a research assistant for Professor Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School, assisting with his book The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World (2001).

Brian has significant technical experience as a research assistant with the Linfield College physics department and Linfield Research Institute (1996-1998, 1999) focusing on investigative research involving surface physics, field emission, and sonoluminescence. He also has technical experience as a research fellow for the Michigan State University physics and chemistry departments (1998), which formed the basis of his senior honors thesis entitled “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Determination of Protein Orientation.” He also worked as a teaching assistant for the Linfield College physics department (1998-2000).