First-chair intellectual property litigator and counselor Brad Olson advocates and protects the rights of businesses and individuals across the United States and internationally. Decades of experience aid Brad in analyzing even the most complex problems quickly and efficiently – with the goal of better positioning his client against the opposition to achieve the desired outcome.
Brad has been involved in virtually all aspects of patent litigation, including the handling of discovery, motion and trial practice, retaining experts and consultants for trial, coordinating jury focus groups, and preparing witnesses for deposition and trial testimony. He has prepared and negotiated complex intellectual property rights transfer agreements, including patent litigation settlements, patent licenses and computer software and hardware agreements.
Brad represents clients in high-stakes IP disputes under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He also has experience in virtually all aspects of patent and trademark litigation in U.S. District Courts, ITC Section 337 hearings and patent litigations in the U.S. and in several European countries.
Moreover, Brad advises clients on patentability, infringement and validity issues, including anti-counterfeiting enforcement and industrial design matters with an emphasis in the biomechanical technology and biomedical and medical device fields. He has also published numerous legal articles about intellectual property issues.
Appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his ability to serve as a thoughtful adviser even under the most serious or contentious scenarios, Brad seeks to lead from a positon that is grounded in substance and strength. A hands-on advocate who is dedicated to identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the matter at hand, Brad focuses on understanding the bigger picture of what his client needs to succeed, with consideration to how the result will impact not only their bottom line, but also their reputation and market position.
While in law school, Brad served as an extern for The Honorable Senior Judge Shane Devine of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
Professional and Community Involvement
Former national chairman, Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the United States, Inc.Former regional chairman, Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, D.C.
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Master-Emeritus, Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
Member, International Trade Commission (ITC) Trial Lawyers Association
Former member, Licensing Executives Society Public Policy Committee
Former vice chair, Intellectual Property Owners Association Anti-counterfeiting and Piracy Committee
Civilian member, Association of the United States Army
Lecturer, George Washington University (GWU) Global MBA Program special projects
Sponsor, Choralis Society
Sponsor, Washington Bach Consort
Member and pro bono counsel, Izaak Walton League of America National Conservation Organization Arlington/Fairfax Virginia Chapter
IP Star, patent and trademarks, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2013 to present
Knighthood: Chivalric rank of Commander, Swedish Royal Order of the Northern Star (Kommendör av Kungliga Nordstjärneorden), bestowed by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden for achievements in promoting cultural and business exchange between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Sweden, awarded April 4, 2016
Olympic Trials, Eugene Oregon, competitor (hammer throw), August 1980