Adjunct Professor of Law
Brad Meier, '98 J.D., is a registered patent attorney who spent 17 years in Big Law, initially as an associate in a top intellectual property boutique in its New York and Washington, D.C., offices, and subsequently as of counsel in the patent group of a leading global general practice firm in its Northern Virginia office. He relocated to the Midwest and now runs his own practice.
Meier has handled complex multinational patent prosecution dockets for top global companies, generated non-infringement/invalidity opinions, supported litigation (e.g., pre-litigation analyses, Inter Partes Review), mentored summer and junior associates, lectured, and recruited. Representative technologies include fans, vacuums, hand dryers, mobile device software, touch sensitive user interfaces and displays, information security, cyber security, e-commerce, social networking, financial trading systems, navigation systems, web browsers, MFPs, optical pickup devices, LEDs, and medical devices.
He received a bachelor of science in physics-engineering and computer science from Washington and Lee University, and earned his J.D. and a master of engineering in computer science and engineering in a 3 year dual-degree program at the University of Notre Dame. Meier gained industry experience through college summer internships at Black & Decker, where he analyzed and tested power tools in their test shop, and Roadnet Technologies, a former subsidiary of United Parcel Service (UPS), where he coded a utility to analyze networking aspects of an early generation of the Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD) which UPS drivers use to capture information and signatures upon package delivery. In college, he worked as a UNIX system administrator for the engineering department.