BRIAN NESTER has extensive patent and trade secret litigation experience before the U.S. International Trade Commission and district courts throughout the country, often in high-stakes litigation. He has litigated more than 15 matters from trial to successful conclusion. Brian represents world leading technology clients as lead counsel, including Microsoft, Apple, ASUS, Samsung, LGE, Seagate, Intel and Tyco.
Brian is recognized as a leader in his field by peers and various publications. Chambers Global observes Brian “as a well-regarded patent litigator with an impressive track record.” He is highly-recommended by numerous publications, including Chambers USA (2013–2019), The Legal 500 U.S. (2011–2017), Managing Intellectual Property (2013–2015) and IAM Patent 1000 (2012–2015).
Brian has extensive experience with standard essential patents, antitrust and breach of contract claims associated with fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) based defenses. His experience covers a broad range of technologies, such as semiconductor fabrication, circuit design, cryptography, telecommunications, Flash, DRAM, photolithography, displays, disk drives, magnetic media, cooling systems, optical communication, Ethernet networks, video and graphics processing and power supplies.
Admissions & Certifications
- District of Columbia
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996 (with honors)
- Temple University, B.A. in Biology, 1990 (magna cum laude)
- Fred S. Silverman, Superior Court of Delaware (1996 - 1997)