Michael R. Brew Partner

Michael Brew is a partner who has been with the firm since 2003. He has extensive experience in all phases of patent and trademark prosecution, as well as protecting trade secrets. He works with clients in a variety of technologies, ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, to chemical formulations and polymers. His patent practice includes both patent prosecution as well as conducting due diligence investigations, validity studies, freedom-to-operate analyses and preparing opinions. Mr. Brew is also a seasoned litigator, with experience in trade secret, infringement, and Hatch-Waxman cases.

Mr. Brew earned his B.S. in biology from Cornell University and his J.D. from Hofstra University. He began his career as a commercial litigator and worked in house for several years licensing technology and managing litigation before he decided to focus on the patent realm. Over the years, Mr. Brew has helped clients secure patent protection for an array of biotechnology and chemical products.

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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1992
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1988

Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Associations

  • New York Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Mr. Brew has a unique combination of scientific knowledge, expertise in IP procurement, and civil litigation. His broad background enables him to work with clients in order to protect their innovations, assess the infringement risks of acquisitions and determine the value underlying assets of patent portfolios. Mr. Brew is equally comfortable with the biotechnology and chemical sectors and the broad applications of these technologies to a number of industries. Mr. Brew has expertise in advising companies involved in mergers and acquisitions and performing due diligence with respect to patents and trademarks and providing related opinions.