Brian L. Mutschler Associate | Philadelphia, PA
Brian Mutschler is a registered patent attorney specializing in patent prosecution, opinions, and client counseling. With degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry, having particular emphasis on biochemistry and organic chemistry, Brian applies a multi-disciplinary approach to patent preparation and prosecution.
After starting his career in intellectual property in 2001 as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Brian worked at a large intellectual property firm in Washington, D.C., and in-house at a major U.S.-based chemical company, advising the business on all manner of IP issues, as well as preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in the fields of fluoropolymers and fluorochemicals. Brian joined RatnerPrestia in 2012, bringing his unique set of experiences to the firm.
As a former Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Brian uses his personal experience to efficiently prosecute patents for his clients. Brian works with clients ranging from small start-ups to large international companies and effectively tailors his services to the needs of each client. Recognizing that the goals of each client varies, Brian focuses on his clients’ objectives and adapts his strategies to derive the most benefit for each client. Brian excels at translating complex ideas into easily communicated concepts.
Having an insatiable curiosity for technology and innovation, Brian has worked in a broad range of areas, including the fields of materials science, chemistry, polymers, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and semiconductor materials and devices, including photovoltaic and light-emitting devices, as well as manufacturing processes, such as chemical mechanical polishing, electrodeposition, and refinement of crystalline semiconductor materials.
In 2007, Brian received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law, where he focused his studies on Intellectual Property. During law school, Brian was an Associate Editor of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. Brian received his Masters of Science in Chemistry as well as his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Highest Honor, from Georgia Institute of Technology. Among other honors, Brian was awarded the Georgia Tech Presidential Fellowship, Dean’s Scholarship, and the Georgia Governor’s Scholarship.
Brian is a member of the Virginia State Bar and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of RatnerPrestia’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Groups.