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Brian D. Tucker

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Tucker is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property section. He has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for clients in computer-related technologies including companies such as Microsoft and Dell and has prosecuted hundreds of Microsoft applications to allowance. He also has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications in other technologies, foreign patent applications and trademark applications. 

Mr. Tucker is highly experienced in the new inter partes review process offered by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has successfully defended the patent owner in multiple inter partes reviews including obtaining rulings that all claims in the challenged patents were valid. 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Tucker worked as an electrical engineer for L-3 Communications where he designed and tested communication links.


  • Successfully represented patent owner in numerous inter partes reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which is an emerging area of IP law.
  • Extensive experience drafting and prosecuting hardware and software patent applications.
  • Drafting and prosecuting patent applications for medical devices such as catheters and radio frequency ablation probes.
  • Drafting and prosecuting design patent applications.
  • Trademark filing, prosecution and enforcement.
  • Management of foreign patent and trademark matters including coordinating the filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in areas such as Europe, China, Australia and Canada among others.
  • Technical support for patent litigation involving computer hardware and software.


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2008

Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal

  • University of Utah, B.S., Computer Engineering, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office