Brian O’Shaughnessy

Brian O’Shaughnessy

Brian O’Shaughnessy is a is a recognized authority in intellectual property law and technology licensing. He is a Partner, and head of the IP Licensing & Acquisitions Group of href="http://www.dinsmore.com">Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Washington, DC. He is a Past President of the Licensing Executives Society, USA and Canada; and continues to serve LES USA & Canada as Sr. Vice President for Public Policy. He has also served the global society, LES International, as Co-chair of the LESI External Relations Committee, coordinating public policy positions among LESI’s 33 national and regional societies. He has been retained as an expert witness in IP and licensing matters by the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, and by various private parties. He has appeared in IP-related briefings on Capitol Hill, and has testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on how the America Invents Act has affected small business and IP-related transactions.

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Posts by Brian O’Shaughnessy


The Air Force Wants Your IP – Don’t Expect it Back

The U.S. Air Force last year announced revisions to its weapons procurement policy that will have the unintended effect of reducing its access to groundbreaking technology, …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
12 hours ago 2

Licensing and the Art of Preventive Negotiation: Minimizing Unintended Consequences

The art of preventive negotiation in a license agreement is not practiced solely by means of pen and paper (or word processor); but instead, starts much earlier. …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
3 years ago 3

Ruminations on Licensing: IP as a Private Property Right

An exclusive right is more than a mere right of remuneration – it is the right to control the use and disposition of one’s property, and to …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
3 years ago 1

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
3 years ago 5

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 …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
4 years ago 3

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 …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
4 years ago 6

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 …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
4 years ago 6

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 …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
5 years ago 6