Brian Paul Bozzo is an associate at the firm's Pittsburgh office. He is a member of the IP procurement and portfolio management, U.S. national security, government contracts, and policy practice groups. His patent practice includes the initial review of disclosures, counseling clients on protection, performing patentability searches, drafting claims and applications, responding to office actions, and drafting briefs in federal court, the Patent Trials and Appeals Board and Trademark Trials and Appeals Board. He is well-versed in subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Brian also has experience prosecuting and litigating patents and trademarks and has previously worked under the Honorable Judge Sleet, a former federal judge in the District of Delaware. He has counseled clients on preserving and enforcing intellectual property rights for emerging technologies, including cryptocurrencies, the internet-of-things, quantum computing, and the emerging commercial space industry, and is intimately familiar with the flowdown of intellectual property rights earned under government contracts.
Prior to practicing patent law, Brian had an extensive career as an aerospace engineer, during which he participated in and led a variety of design and manufacturing projects. Highlights of his design portfolio include solar arrays, robotics, and avionics for space vehicle platforms such as the International Space Station, Curiosity Mars Rover, and Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. He was previously responsible for the regulatory compliance of software and systems associated with the aforementioned platforms, including the protection and management of sensitive data. As a result, Brian brings hands-on experience with a wide-variety of technologies to his patent practice, including semiconductors, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and engineering resource planning.