Brett J. Rosen Associate | Philadelphia, PA
While tinkering in his family’s auto repair garage at a young age, Brett developed a curiosity for inventions. Dismantling parts, dirtying hands, holding flashlights and asking probing questions, he sought to understand exactly what makes things tick, whir and come to life. That inventive curiosity and willingness to get his hands dirty never left and put Brett on a course that would allow him to develop a professional practice devoted to innovation.
Drawing from his broad-based technical experience and interests, Brett is comfortable working in a variety of technical areas including optical devices, communications systems, electronics, software, fluid treatment systems and biomechanical devices. Always staying abreast of the latest developments in the law, Brett is a frequent speaker and author of articles on the topics of Patent Infringement, Patent Reform, IP Litigation and Patent Procurement.
Brett’s thriving practice has a special emphasis on the automotive industry. All aspects of automotive IP are within his unique expertise, including functional IP (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and software) and design. The digitalization of automobiles in the last 15 years and the role data plays in the driving experience are rapidly changing the industry. Understanding the role of IP in these changes is a special talent, and Brett’s passion for the car and its driver fuels this focus of his practice. He has traveled often to Germany and lectured in Stuttgart and Munich on U.S. IP law and its role in the automotive industry.
Since joining RP in 2004, his practice has spanned the various stages of the IP life-cycle, from the acquisition of IP rights to the enforcement of those rights. In helping clients achieve their objectives, Brett regularly
- counsels on IP strategies;
- prepares and prosecutes patent applications (design and utility);
- renders non-infringement, patentability and invalidity opinions;
- prepares complex business agreements (e.g., licensing and work-for-hire agreements);
- provides litigation support; and
- supports deal work through expert IP due diligence.
Prior to joining RatnerPrestia, Brett gained industry experience as a Senior Design Engineer for Motorola designing broadband network transmission equipment. As a member of several product design teams at Motorola, Brett acquired valuable experience in the Mechanical, Electrical and Optical Engineering disciplines. Through his work at Motorola, he was awarded two U.S. Patents.
Brett received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.B.A. from the Villanova School of Business and a J.D. from Temple Law School.
Brett devotes a significant amount of time to the local community. In addition to coaching his children’s sports teams, he is a member of Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ Physical Sciences technical committee, a not-for-profit organization established to stimulate economic growth in the state of Pennsylvania through technical innovation.