Brian O’Shaughnessy

Brian O’Shaughnessy

Brian O’Shaughnessy is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where he focuses his practice on counseling clients in strategies to protect and respect intellectual property particularly in the areas of organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Mr. O'Shaughnessy represents clients in contested matters before the federal courts of the United States, and in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office including patent procurement, post-issuance proceedings, and interferences. He is also President and Chair of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc. (LES), which is a non-profit, non-partisan professional society devoted to bringing the fruits of innovation rapidly to market for the benefit of the global community. For more information or to contact Mr. Mr. O'Shaughnessy please visit his firm profile page.


Posts by Brian O’Shaughnessy


On the Next USPTO Director, Patents as a Private Property Right

Above all, LES recommends appointing a Director dedicated to protecting intellectual property, generally, and patents in particular, as the private property right our nation’s founders envisioned. …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
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How Congress can ensure the patent system protects inventors and entrepreneurs

Congress can, and should, take at least four steps in restoring the health and vitality of our patent system: First, Congress should ensure that the patent grant …

Diversion of USPTO user fees is a tax on innovation

User fees fund our patent system. The patent system turns ideas into assets. Those assets are used to secure financing and gain access to markets. Financing and …

Constantly changing patent laws are taking a toll on American innovation

Inventors and investors demand a system that affords predictable and durable intellectual property rights in a timely manner. If the system that we implement for granting patent …

Industry Self-Regulation Will Best Address Abusive Patent Practices

Industry self-regulation is the most efficient and least disruptive means for realizing the benefits of our patent system. It will bring greater certainty to IP-related transactions, and …

Institutional Challenges to a Reliable Patent Regime for Inventors

What we can, and should, address are institutional challenges. Regrettably, our institutional approach to patents has only further challenged small business and diminished innovation. Those challenges come …