Bryan McWhorter focuses on patent procurement and dispute resolution, particularly for companies in the software, telecommunications, and food and beverage areas.
Bryan’s practice includes all aspects of patent development and acquisition for both utility and design patents, including identifying patentable concepts, drafting patent applications, and negotiating with patent offices to gain allowance of applications. His practice also focuses on helping clients to analyze, manage, and mitigate risks stemming from intellectual property, by conducting patent clearances to identify potential risks, infringement analyses to quantify risks, and dispute resolutions and license negotiations to mitigate risks. A significant portion of Bryan’s practice involves appeals and other special proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Bryan represents companies within a number of fields, including cloud computing, mobile applications, computer storage manufacturing, travel services, and the food and beverage industry. He has investigated and prosecuted both utility and design patents in a diverse area of technologies, including computing networking, user interfaces, e-commerce, machine learning, culinary science, food and beverage products, automated image processing and analysis, audio/visual processing, and social networking. Bryan frequently works directly with business leaders, general counsel, and other non-IP professionals to assist in integration of intellectual property strategies into clients’ business goals.
Bryan received his JD from the University of Texas, Austin in 2010 where he was a member of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Review. He received an LLM from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in Innovation, Technology & the Law in 2010.
Bryan was a summer associate with the firm in 2009, joined the firm as an associate in 2010 and became a partner in 2017.