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.

Gary Koo

Gary Koo is a U.S. patent attorney who practices in both the electrical, computer, and mechanical arts. He is very experienced in guiding foreign applicants after having practiced in Japan, where he directly interacted with Japanese corporations, inventors, and patent attorneys for three years. He began his career in software interface development, and spent four years as a Patent Examiner in the database workgroup at the USPTO. There, he became particularly familiar with the issues surrounding prosecution of applications related to software. Generally, Gary has prosecuted patents in fields and technologies such as information technology (IT), business methods, imaging, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, automotive control systems, and bicycle components.

He is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology (BS, Computer Science) and the DePaul University College of Law (JD).

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

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