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Brian D. Hickman

Focus: Patents | IP Strategy | Licensing | Copyright

Mr. Hickman concentrates his practice on patent, IP strategy, licensing, and technology development matters. He has worked in the IP field since 1991, primarily advising companies in the fields of computer and software-based inventions. Sub-specialties include databases, digital video, search engines, personal digital assistants, smart phones, e-commerce, cryptography, and digital imaging.

Professional Background

  • 2000 - present – Hickman Becker Bingham Ledesma LLP
  • 1994 - 1999 – Private practice—Silicon Valley law firms
  • 1991 - 1993 – Private practice—Wisconsin law firm

Education

  • 1991, J.D. – Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • 1988, B.S. cum laude Computer Science – Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin – 1991
  • California – 1994
  • Georgia – 2012
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

Awards and Honors

  • Named one of the World’s 250 Top IP Strategists – Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine
  • Named one of the Top 20 Patent Prosecutors in California – The Daily Journal
  • Prosser Award recipient – U.C. Berkeley
  • Fellowship recipient – U.C. Berkeley
  • Presidential Scholarship recipient – Brigham Young University, Provo
  • Alvina S. Barrett Scholarship recipient – Brigham Young University, Provo

Publications and Presentations

- February 23rd, 2021
- December 31st, 2013
- December 31st, 2012
- December 31st, 2009