D. Brian Kacedon

D. Brian Kacedon Intellectual Property Transactions Attorney Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Washington, DC
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Brian Kacedon is a recognized authority in IP transactions having drafted and negotiated hundreds of agreements across all technologies. He is designated as a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP). He has also successfully litigated multiple lawsuits and arbitrations based on his extensive transactional experience.

Brian’s practice focuses on patent and technology licensing and litigation. In his transactional practice, Brian assists clients in conducting market assessments for their patents, conducts licensing negotiations, drafts licensing agreements, and participates in related litigations. His experience includes setting up and directing international patent licensing and enforcement programs, including one that resulted in more than 500 license agreements. One client praised Brian’s ability to see both the legal and business side of transactions, saying he has an understanding of laws in concert with what [our] business needs are in Acritas Stars.

Over the course of his career, Brian has drafted hundreds of patent, know-how, and software license agreements in many industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, software and consumer electronics. He has also assisted several leading technology companies in negotiating and drafting licenses for wireless technologies as well as navigating related standards-setting issues.

Brian has broad experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including drafting claim construction and summary judgment motions, examining and cross-examining witnesses, and managing day-to-day litigation activities. He also has extensive experience litigating agreement disputes, appearing as counsel in multiple arbitrations, including one concerning trade secret misappropriation, over the last several years for clients in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors. Brian has also been retained as an expert witness relating to the interpretation of license agreements.

A frequent presenter at legal and industry workshops and conferences, Brian has lectured on drafting patent and know-how licenses for the Patent Resources Group and the Licensing Executives Society, as well as other organizations. He has served as adjunct professor teaching licensing at the George Washington University Law School.

Brian has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. as one of the leading lawyers in patent licensing and transactional work, and as a Next Generation Lawyer for patent licensing. He is listed in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine as one of 250 of the worlds leading patent and technology licensing practitioners. IAM also named him as a leading patent litigator and for patent transactions.

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