Brandon Blackwell works on domestic and international patent issues for clients in academia and industry. He helps clients build and maintain patent portfolios, and implement patent strategies that help them achieve their business goals. Brandon’s practice focuses on patent prosecution, post-grant activities, freedom to operate and validity opinions, IP transactions and agreements, and portfolio management strategy.
Brandon has handled intellectual property matters dealing with a number of technologies, including chemical processing and manufacturing, energy storage devices, environmental technologies including carbon emissions mitigation and water desalination, optical devices, semiconductor device processing and packaging, metallurgical compositions, and composite materials.
Brandon’s doctoral work focused on designing, fabricating, and testing a microfluidic fuel processor for portable power generation using MEMS fabrication techniques. He attended the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice where he worked for General Mills and Johns Manville. Prior to graduate school, Brandon also designed a unique emissions capture system for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company.
While in law school, Brandon received the following awards: Daniel J. Fern Award for graduating first in his class, Lindsay R. Breed Bankruptcy Law Book Award, jurisprudence awards in Constitutional Law, Property, Corporations, Basic Federal Income Tax, and Environmental Law, and Best Brief Award in Legal Practice Skills.
He also received the J. Edward Vivian Award for exemplary performance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Practice School and the Eli Lilly Endowment Scholar at the University of Notre Dame. Brandon has also been repeatedly named to the list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.