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Brian Sullivan

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


Email: Brian Sullivan


Brian P. Sullivan is a Patent Attorney with the Law Office of Thomas E. Lees, LLC. Brian's practice emphasizes client counseling regarding U.S. and foreign patent matters including portfolio management, prosecution, and IP enforcement. Brian’s practice also includes the areas of trademarks, copyrights, branding, and intellectual property litigation and support.

Brian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton (1995), and a J.D. degree and an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from the University of Dayton School of Law (2010). Brian was a recipient of the CALI Awards in Patent Practice and Procedure, Intellectual Property, Legislation, and Digital Music Copyright.

Brian has extensive electrical engineering experience. In the twelve years between getting his undergraduate degree and entering law school, Brian worked as a field applications engineering specialist. During this time, he lived in Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Dayton, and supported digital designers across the United States in the design and use of Altera field programmable gate arrays (FPGA).



B.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, 1995
J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2010
LL.M., Intellectual Property and Technology Law, University of Dayton School of Law, 2010


Member of the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association
Trustee of the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame
Member of the Ohio State Bar Association