April 19, 2021

Volume XI, Number 109

Bradley J. Olson

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.

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

Honors

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

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., student editor-in-chief, Idea: The Journal of Law and Technology

University of New Hampshire School of Law, M.I.P.

University of Connecticut, M.S.

Central Connecticut State University, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

District of Columbia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Bradley J. Olson

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