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Bryan Hanks is a registered patent attorney focused on the strategic development and enforcement of domestic and worldwide patent portfolios. He is go-to counsel for pilot programs, strategic advice, and some of the most difficult legal and technical projects for enterprises ranging from startups to the largest corporations in the world. Known for thinking outside the box, Bryan a recommended professional who can “take on any high technology brief” and “whip any large portfolio into shape.” Intellectual Asset Management (2021 and 2022 “IAM 1000” Editions).

Bryan guides clients through many areas of patent law, procurement, licensing, patentability searches, freedom-to-operate opinions, and IP due diligence. Bryan’s experience involves a wide range of technologies, including audio systems, machine learning algorithms, digital signal processing devices, computer software applications, virtual and augmented reality systems, semiconductor devices, and network devices.

Bryan has direct experience in engineering having worked at Hewlett Packard’s VLSI lab, where he developed regression testing processes for VLSI design tools, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where he programmed and maintained databases for International Space Station payloads.

Concentrations

  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution
  • Patent opinions
  • Post-grant patent proceedings, including inter partes review and ex parte reexaminations

Capabilities

Experience

  • Programmer, Johnson Space Center (NASA), 2000
  • Hardware Engineer, Hewlett Packard, 2001-2002

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," 2000-2022
  • Member, Utah Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 2006
  • Audio Engineering, Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, 2016
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2003
Admissions
  • Utah
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted in Utah and before the USPTO. Not admitted in Arizona. Practice limited to federal patent and trademark law.