Brian Ankenbrandt has two decades of experience representing clients in patent, trade secret and other technology-intensive disputes, from case inception through trial and appeal. He also has extensive experience in pre-litigation counseling, early dispute resolution, and structuring and negotiating settlement and licensing agreements to avoid or conclude litigation.
Mr. Ankenbrandt has achieved outstanding results for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to innovative startups, both as defendants and plaintiffs, in federal and state courts throughout the country. He is consistently recognized for his skill in absorbing challenging technological information quickly, combining that information with his mastery of the relevant law to develop winning strategies, and distilling and communicating complex concepts in a way that judges and juries understand them and find them persuasive.
Mr. Ankenbrandt’s technology litigation matters have involved diverse technologies, including: computer networks and databases; telecommunications hardware, software, and networks; integrated circuits; memory/storage devices and systems; consumer electronics devices and systems; materials science and semiconductor manufacturing; synthetic fibers and related applications; medical devices and expert systems; mobile and Internet browsers, payment systems, and business methods; computer gaming; and audio/music recognition.
In addition to technology litigation, Mr. Ankenbrandt has substantial experience in other complex litigation matters involving claims such as unfair competition, violations of antitrust laws, breach of contract, fraud, and indemnification.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Ankenbrandt was of counsel in the Intellectual Property practice of another international law firm.