On November 6, 2017, Fish & Richardson announced that Brian M. Gaff has joined the firm’s Boston office as a principal in its Litigation Group, where he will continue to focus his practice on complex patent litigation. Previously, Mr. Gaff was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery
Over the past 18 years, Mr. Gaff has handled a broad range of high-stakes intellectual property disputes in district courts across the country and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to significant expertise in patent infringement matters, Mr. Gaff’s experience extends to copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation, as well as license disputes. Mr. Gaff also advises clients regarding patent and IP rights in connection with financing, mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Gaff spent 15 years as an electrical engineer at Draper Laboratory (working on the Trident missile system), Siemens (working with telecommunications networking technology), and Hewlett-Packard (focusing on medical devices). He began his career as a patent attorney at Hewlett-Packard before joining Testa, Hurwitz and Thibeault where he honed his skills as an IP litigator.
“Brian is our third major lateral hire in the past month and we are thrilled to have him join our team. He is an accomplished IP trial lawyer with deep technical experience in medical device, telecom, hardware, and software technologies, sectors where Fish has a robust client base. He will be a tremendous asset to our firm and to our clients,” said Kurt Glitzenstein, Fish’s Litigation Practice Group Leader.
Mr. Gaff is also a registered patent attorney and has handled numerous patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and internationally, in addition to post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a licensed solicitor in the United Kingdom as well.
Mr. Gaff received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and his M.S. and B.S., magna cum laude, in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan
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