William W. Mauke, Partner
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
William Mauke is a partner in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. Mr. Mauke has a wide array of experience across multiple disciplines of intellectual property. His primary focuses are IP litigation, patent prosecution, and counseling clients on all areas of intellectual property law. Mr. Mauke has experience with a wide variety of technical disciplines including medical devices, sporting goods, consumer electronics, biotechnology, automotive fuel systems, software and hardware.
Mr. Mauke has experience representing clients while at a law firm, and as in-house counsel. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Mauke worked as in-house IP Counsel at a large consumer goods company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before that he worked as an associate attorney at a boutique law firm in Hartford, Connecticut specializing in patent prosecution and IP litigation.
While attending law school, Mr. Mauke represented numerous clients in the University of Connecticut IP Clinic on various intellectual property related matters. Mr. Mauke also contributed to the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, the University of Connecticut Moot Court Board, the Mock Trial Society, and served as a member of the editorial board of the Insurance Law Journal in his final year of law school. Prior to law school, he worked as a lobbyist in the Connecticut State Legislature, and as an English Lecturer at a public university in Brittany, France.
Brian Murphy , Partner
Brian Murphy is a partner at Haug Partners in New York City.
From September 2013 through September 2017, Mr. Murphy served as an Administrative Patent Judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. During that time he presided over nearly 200 post grant review trial proceedings (Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, and Covered Business Method Review). As a PTAB trial judge he presided over interlocutory discovery and motion proceedings, heard oral argument, and drafted numerous substantive decisions. For three years he also served as a Lead Judge on the PTAB leadership team, which included management, supervision, and mentoring of Administrative Patent Judges trained in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical arts. He was a regular speaker at industry conferences on behalf of the PTAB. Prior to joining the PTAB, Mr. Murphy was a patent attorney in New York City with nearly 30 years of experience trying and litigating major patent cases in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Murphy’s practice includes acting as counsel or as a consultant with clients and counsel involved in PTAB post grant trial proceedings, district court litigation and trials (jury and non-jury), and appeals for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, consumer products, telecommunications, and electronics industries. He has particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation for branded pharmaceutical companies. His practice also includes providing intellectual property counsel and strategic advice in connection with transactional due diligence, mediation services, and opinions.