Braden prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the electrical, software, medical device, magnetic and mechanical arts. He represents clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, drafting appeal and reply briefs and arguing oral hearings. Braden also provides guidance on challenging competitor patents and applications at the USPTO, including preparing third-party preissuance submissions.
IP Counseling, Contracts and Litigation
Braden helps clients generate and evaluate inventions, document and protect trade secrets, track competitor patent activity and develop IP and agreement strategies—including extensive experience preparing patent landscape and portfolio analysis.
Braden performs IP and contractual due diligence to support mergers, acquisitions and investments. His experience also includes negotiating and drafting agreements involving:
- IP licensing.
- Joint- and sponsored-technology development.
Braden works with clients to develop invalidity, non-infringement and claim construction positions for patent litigation and freedom-to-operate investigations.
- University of Minnesota — Adjunct Professor