professionals
Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein is a U.S. patent attorney particularly skilled at enhancing patent portfolios for American and foreign companies. Brian has spent his career practicing in some of the most sophisticated and respected IP practice groups. Brian has prosecuted hundreds of domestic and international patents, conducted hundreds of interviews, and responded to over one thousand Office Actions.

Brian practices in both the electrical and mechanical arts and has obtained patents in fields and technologies such as information technology, communications, circuit design, semiconductor fabrication, imaging, medical devices, and photocopiers.

Brian’s practice involves all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution. He brings experience and precision to the task of creating, streamlining and growing your patent portfolio. He has prosecuted numerous standards cases, participated in group-prosecution initiatives, and performed targeting analyses.

Prior to his career in law, Brian worked for Texas Instruments and Motorola, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Florida (BSEE, MSEE, MSM) and The George Washington University (JD).

Brian is licensed to practice law in Virginia, and his practice is limited to matters before federal agencies and courts.

Yoshio Miyagawa

Yoshio Miyagawa is one of the founders of the member firms of the United GIPs. He frequently travels between our Washington, D.C. office and the other GIP offices in the world. He holds a B.S. in inorganic chemistry from Doshisha University, and has also engaged in graduate studies in organic chemistry. Mr. Miyagawa began his intellectual property career in 1981, and was admitted to practice as a Japanese patent attorney in 1986. In addition, Mr. Miyagawa is also a registered U.S. patent agent. His professional associations include the Japanese Patent Attorneys' Association and American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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