Brian Boerman’s practice focuses on protecting all aspects of his clients’ intellectual assets from patent drafting and prosecution to enforcement and litigation. Brian regularly represents clients in intellectual property disputes in federal court, and he has experience at all stages of the litigation process from due diligence through trial. Brian has extensive experience with post-grant proceedings. He also handles patent prosecution predominately within the electrical engineering and software fields.
Brian counsels clients on developing and implementing comprehensive protection strategies for their intellectual property portfolios. He prepares patent validity, patent infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, and he regularly represents clients in intellectual property disputes including patent infringement cases. Brian also helps clients audit their trade secret and patent protection systems and then develops additional strategies and programs to address any issues.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. While an undergraduate, he was a member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Brian holds a law degree from NYU School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor for the NYU Journal of Law and Liberty.
Before joining Sheridan Ross, Brian worked as a litigation attorney in the New York office of an international law firm for eight years. During law school, Brian interned in the compliance department for the Ramus Capital Group and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he worked with the International Narcotics Unit.
University of Illinois (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2005)
NYU School of Law (J.D., 2008)
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Patent Office Post Grant Proceedings
- Business Methods
- Computer Hardware & Software
- Electrical Engineering
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
New York, 2009
Author, “Cryptocurrency and Trademarks: A Bit of a Challenge,” INTA Bulletin, May 15, 2020.