Bryan Hart

Bryan Hart practices all areas of patent law, specializing in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical and electrical arts. He excels at mastering complex technical information while maintaining the big picture and communicating key concepts in a comprehensible, concise, and persuasive manner. His applications have covered autonomous vehicles, object tracking for collision avoidance, seatbelt assemblies, airbag assemblies and deployment, vehicle crash testing, additive manufacturing, and automobile frames, among other areas.

Prior to joining Bejin Bieneman, Bryan practiced patent litigation at a national law firm in Chicago. He participated in cases in federal district court, investigations before the International Trade Commission, and inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has experience with a wide variety of technologies, including LTE (long-term evolution) standards, in-dash GPS units, textiles, enterprise storage systems, mobile-phone operating systems, lottery-ticket printing, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) equipment, lithium-ion battery packs, 2D-to-3D conversion software, cloud computing, content distribution networks, piston solid lubricants, and prosthetic knee replacements. His litigation experience helps him keep a patent’s ultimate potential outcome—enforcement—in mind throughout the prosecution process.

Bryan is a graduate of University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2009), where he was an Articles Editor for The University of Chicago Review, and a graduate of University of Michigan College of Engineering (B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, highest honors, 2006).

He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Intellectual Property Law (IPL) Section.

 

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Publications and Speaking Engagements

"Demonstrating Constraints to Diversity with a Tunably Difficult Problem for Genetic Programming (Proceedings of the IEEE Congress of Evolutionary Computation 1217, 2004)

"Burden of Proof for Employee Numerosity under § 1981a Statutory Damage Caps" (75 University of Chicago Law Review 1657, 2009)

"Practical Considerations of IPR Estoppel" (Bejin Bieneman Brown Bag Webinar Series, June 22, 2017)

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Phone: 313.960.4341

Education

University of Chicago Law School
J.D. (2009)
Articles Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
Semifinalist, Hinton Moot Court

University of Michigan College of Engineering
B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, highest honors (2006)

Admitted

State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Illinois

State Bar of California

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Organizations & Affiliations

American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Law Section
ABA-IPL Diversity Action Group

Washtenaw County Bar Association