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Brad Forrest
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
Overview
Education
Bar Admissions & Associations
Representative Patents
Past Experience
Overview
Overview

I enjoy connecting with inventors and discussing complex technologies. Sharing in inventors’ passion for their inventions and crafting IP protection in diverse technical areas is very rewarding. I also enjoy freedom to operate studies, and infringement and non-infringement opinion work. I’m involved in the business side of law firm management, being instrumental in helping to grow and manage the firm, currently serving as Chairman of the Board.

Prior to becoming a patent attorney, I worked part-time for Honeywell International, Inc. creating computer simulations while obtaining EE and Law Degrees from the University of Minnesota. From 1984-1993, I worked at IBM in Rochester, Minnesota, as Counsel and Manager of the Intellectual Property Law Department, identifying several key inventions and wrote many important patents, including the RAID V patent, magneto-optic recording patents, networking patents, and basic patents covering server driven work processing, known as IPC. Many of these patents brought in significant royalties for IBM. From 1994-1995, I was a Division Counsel and the Copyright and Trademark Counsel for IBM worldwide in New York and was featured in the National Law Journal as an attorney having reached the peak of his profession. Looks like I proved them wrong.

I have served on the AIPLA Board of Directors 2013-2015 and am an AIPLA Fellow. As a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, I served on the Board of Governors and was previously President of the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association and past Committee Chair of the AIPLA Electronics and Computer Law Committee, and Emerging Technologies Committee of the AIPLA. I am an active speaker on all areas of intellectual property protection.

Education
Education

University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN, 1981, J.D.

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, 1978, B.S.E.E.

Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions & Associations
Bar Admissions
Minnesota

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Associations
AIPLA
Fellow
Past Chair of the Computer and Electronics Committee
Past Chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee
Frequent Road Show and Stated Meeting Speaker IPO

Software and Business Methods Committee

MIPLA
CLE Chair

Past President

MSBA

Past Board of Governors

Representative Patents
Representative Patents
Computer Architecture/ Software/ Database/Communications
4,649,473

Flexible Data Transmission for Message Based Protocols (IPC)*

4,937,737

Process Transparent Multi Storage Mode Data Transfer and Buffer Control*

5,179,699

Partitioning of Sorted Lists for Multiprocessor Sort and Merge

4,774,657

Index Key Range3 Estimator

4,933,847

Microcode Branch Based Upon Operand Length and Alignment

6,070,007

Method and System for Reducing an Intentional Program Tree Represented by High-Level Computational Constructs

6,904,420

Neuro/Fuzzy Hybrid Approach to Clustering Data

5,179,703

Dynamically Adaptive Environment for Computer Programs

5,675,390

Home Entertainment System Combining Complex Processor Capability with a High Quality Display

5,752,243

Computer Method and Storage Structure for Storing and Accessing Multidimensional Data

4,755,932

Interpreter Program for Providing Commands to a Computer Program Application Program Storage Devices

4,761,785

Parity Spreading to Enhance Storage Access* (RAID V)

4,954,965

Enhanced Frame Utilization for CSMA/CD Communication Protocol*

4,965,772

Method and Apparatus for Communication Network Alert Message Construction*

7,251,290

Adaptive Controller for Linearization of Transmitter Medical Devices

6,921,253

Dual Chamber Micropump Having Checkvalves

Disk Drive/Memory
4,676,672

Precision Spindle

5,278,711

Slider Bearing Design for Near Contact Magnetic Recording Semiconductor/ MEMS/ Nanotechnology

Electrical, Semiconductor, Optical
4,649,519

Self Biasing Thermal Magneto-Optic Medium*

6,953,740

Highly Doped III-Nitride Semiconductors*

6,953,958

Electronic Gain Cell Based Charge Sensor

6,888,170

Highly Doped III-Nitride Semiconductors

5,666,067

Voltage Compensating CMOS Input Buffer Circuit

5,725,739

Low Angle, Low Energy Physical Vapor Deposition of Alloys

4,594,504

Light Modulating Sensor in a Vortex Shedding Flowmeter Communications

MEMS/NEMS
6,635,163

Entropic Trapping and Sieving of Molecules*

7,358,822

MEMS Oscillator Drive

7,170,141

Method for Monolithically Integrating Silicon Carbide Microelectromechanical Devices with Electronic Circuitry

6,715,353

MEMS Gyroscope with Parametric Gain

6,921,253

Dual Chamber Micropump Having Checkvalves

* Really Cool or Valuable

Past Experience
Past Experience

Honeywell, Inc., 1978-1980

Rosemount, Inc., Patent Attorney, 1981-1984

IBM, Rochester, Minnesota, Counsel, Manager, Intellectual Property Law Department, 1984-1993

IBM, New York, Division Counsel, Copyright and Trademark Counsel, 1994-1995