Brian C. Ellsworth - Alston & Bird LLP

Brian C. Ellsworth

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 704-444-1265

Mr. Ellsworth counsels clients to procure, protect, license and enforce intellectual property rights. Mr. Ellsworth works diligently to understand his client’s business and to leverage that understanding to achieve his client’s intellectual property goals in a turn-key and cost-efficient manner.

Mr. Ellsworth manages extensive domestic and international patent portfolios for several publicly traded companies and provides strategic counseling to a variety of smaller business concerns. He has considerable experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in cutting edge fields such as ecommerce, real-time location, mobile device applications, machine learning, big data, composite technologies, advanced printing technologies and RFID. Mr. Ellsworth also focuses on studying and managing patent risks through in-depth patent analysis, innovative product and process design, prior art studies and licensing.

Mr. Ellsworth is adept at managing an array of transactions involving intellectual property portfolios. Indeed, he has successfully performed due diligence for and negotiated the acquisition of numerous patent portfolios, ranging from a relatively few standard essential patent families to vast portfolios composed of thousands of patent assets.

Additional Information

Other Admissions — U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Client team leader and strategic counsel to a global leader in online commerce, data analytics, machine learning and mobile application content delivery.
  • Client team leader and strategic counsel to a global innovator in advanced printing, real-time location, active and passive RFID and wireless communication technologies.
  • Strategic counsel to a world technology and manufacturing leader that specializes in aerospace products; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; electronic package cooling; and specialty ballistic composite materials.
  • Lead intellectual property counsel to a world leader in specialty insurance, service contracts and risk management solutions.
  • Counsel to a world leader in mobile communications and mobile phone manufacturing.
University of MichiganWake Forest UniversityJ.D.
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationIntellectual Property Owners Association – U.S. Patent Practice Committee

Office Location

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000
101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280-4000
United States

Practice Areas

Patent Law