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Brian N. Young
Patent Attorney
Silicon Valley and San Francisco
tel: (415) 335-6456
fax: (408) 516-5926

Practice Areas
Patent, Trade Secret and Intellectual Property Law
Strategic Patent Counseling and Patent Portfolio Development
Patent Infringement and Validity Analysis and Opinions.
High-Tech Startup Counseling

Practice Focus
Mr. Young’s practice focuses on strategic development of patent portfolios including patent prosecution and counseling. His experience ranges from patent preparation and prosecution, offensive and defensive patent strategies, patent portfolio mining, patent infringement analysis, and freedom to operate searches. Mr. Young has developed patent portfolios in a wide range of technologies including software related fields with a specialization in mobile, Internet-related technologies, video streaming, video compression, optical networks, operating systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain/distributed ledgers, cryptography, user interfaces, telecommunications, storage, database systems, virtualization, green technologies, computer processors, and other computer and electrical fields.

Mr. Young represents both small and large clients. In addition to working for many large companies, he has developed patent portfolios for multiple start-ups and guided them through their acquisition by fortune 500 companies. He has also guided patent strategy for companies as they grow from small start-ups to mid-size companies.

Prior to law school, Mr. Young was a software engineer at Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector and Advanced Micro Devices. Prior to joining Fountainhead Law Group, he was a Principal at Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group and an associate at Townsend and Townsend and Crew.




University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

University of Arizona, Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with Honors


State Bar of California

United States Patent Trademark Office





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