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Brian G. Bodine, Attorney at Law

Assisting clients with patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, licensing and related litigation matters.


I am a registered patent attorney who represents clients in patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright matters.  I have litigated such matters in courts throughout the United States, and have practiced before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.   I have argued cases to the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.  I served as a court-appointed expert to consider patent claim construction, invalidity, and infringement.  For ten years, I taught Patent and Trade Secret Law as an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University School of Law.

I have been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for business since 2005 and have been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2006.  I was named as the Seattle Lawyer of the Year for Trade Secrets Law by Best Lawyers in America for 2017 and 2019.  I have been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law  & Politics.

Cases in which I have been actively engaged include the following:

  • Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research v. Cochlear Corp. (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) (successfully argued on behalf of the appellant, AEMF, for reversal of dismissal).

  • World Class Technology Corp. v. Ormco Corp. (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ) (successfully argued on behalf of the appellee, WCT, for affirmance of claim construction).

  • Messer v. HO Sports, Inc. et al. (U.S. District Court, D. Ore.) (represented defendants and obtained summary judgment of invalidity of claims of asserted patent).

  • Smith-Root, Inc. v. Holliman (U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash. and private arbitration) (obtained an award of attorneys fees and costs for defendant Holliman in this trade secrets litigation).

  • A.H. Lundberg Associated, Inc. v. TSI, Inc. (U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash.) (represented the plaintiff in trade secrets litigation and at trial resulting in a significant payment to plaintiff plus an award of attorneys fees).

  • Marina Corp. v. Marina Biotech, Inc. (U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash.) (represented the defendant in trademark litigation and defeated a motion for preliminary injunction).

  • iCarumba, Inc. v. Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash.) (represented the declaratory judgment plaintiff in trademark litigation and defeated a motion for preliminary injunction).

I frequently speak on issues of interest to the Intellectual Property Bar.  I am a Past President of the Washington State Patent Law Association and a Past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association.  I have a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and a J.D. magna cum laude from University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law.

I have been active in youth and high school sports as a coach, a team manager, an umpire, a referee, and a photographer.  I am a member of the MaxPreps Professional Photographers Network.  Some of my sports photography can be viewed at Brian Bodine | High School Sports Photographer Bio | MaxPreps.


  • Patent Infringement Analysis

  • Patent Validity Analysis

  • Patent Enforceability Analysis

  • Litigation Advice

  • Patent Licensing Advice

  • Inter Partes Review

  • Freedom to Operate Opinions

  • Mediation Services

  • Trademark Infringement Analysis

  • Responding to Infringement Allegations

  • Litigation Advice

  • Trademark Licensing

  • Copyright Infringement Analysis

  • Responding to Infringement Allegations

  • Litigation Advice

  • Advice Concerning Creating and Maintaining Trade Secrets

  • Responding to Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Allegations

  • Litigation Advice

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“Brian Bodine is universally applauded as a top-tier patent and trademark litigator.  . . . [H]e is also prominent in the fields of trade secret and licensing litigation and acts for both plaintiffs and defendants.  Clients praise his 'extremely sharp understanding' and 'great grasp of possible defenses.'”

Chambers USA, 2005 ed.

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