Brandon R. Theiss
Brandon is an independent contractor with Volpe Koenig. He is a technology-first patent attorney with extensive experience in the complete patent lifecycle, from prosecution before the US Patent and Trademark Office through monetization and post grant challenges. As an inventor himself, Brandon appreciates the unique challenges associated with commercializing an idea and the value of obtaining the maximum patent prosecution. Drawing from his 10 years of industrial experience developing industrial control and automation systems, Brandon focuses primarily on medical devices, cloud computing and big data analytics.
Previous Work and Industry Experience
Prior to rejoining Volpe Koenig, Brandon was the director of patent licensing at Intellectual Ventures (IV). At IV he created and implemented an Open-Source Software licensing program that generated over $120M in new licensing revenue from patents that had never been utilized. Prior to becoming a patent attorney Brandon received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers for his work developing a novel software system to solve complex business and manufacturing problems.
Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufactures, shipping companies and heavy manufactures around the globe are still using systems Brandon has designed.
Insights & Resources
- Including a Description of Technical Advantages During Patent Application Drafting May Help Patent EligibilityImagine That IP Law Blog, 10.18.2022
- Imagine That IP Law Blog, 05.11.2022
Honors and Activities
Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Vermont
American Society of Quality (Senior Member)
Brandon annually judges the New Jersey Junior Science & Humanities Symposium at Rutgers University and is a project mentor for The New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering & Technology.
Rutgers University, School of Law, J.D.
Rutgers University, School of Engineering, M.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering
Rutgers University, School of Engineering, B.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rutgers University, B.A. Physics
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office