Brandon Barr

Associate

1 (612) 337-7235

bbarr@kinney.com

Professional Experience

Brandon is an associate with Kinney & Lange, practicing intellectual property law in both transactional and litigation settings. Brandon primarily focuses on patent law, including the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate studies, and drafting opinions of counsel regarding infringement, enforceability, and validity issues.

Brandon has experience working with individual inventors, small businesses, and multinational corporations. Brandon works with clients to help identify and protect their intellectual property. This includes both domestic and international patent application filings, strategy, and prosecution.

Prior to law school, Brandon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After graduating from UMD, Brandon worked for a defense contractor in the Twin Cities primarily working on designing future military technologies. Brandon received his Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In his free time, Brandon enjoys golfing, being active outdoors, watching sporting events, and traveling.

Publications

  • Federal Intellectual Property Laws and Regulations, Thomson-Reuters®, annual (editor)

Representative Matters

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications, including PCT and foreign counterparts, on a variety of technologies on behalf of multi-national corporations, medium-sized businesses, small businesses and individual inventors
  • Worked on a team conducting freedom to operate studies for billion-dollar product lines, advised client regarding risk management and patent avoidance strategies, and prepared associated opinions of counsel
  • Prepared analyses of third-party patents and provided opinions related to non-infringement and invalidity of those patents