Brent A. Folsom

Counsel

Orange County


18100 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 750
Irvine, California 92612
T +1 949.202.3013
F +1 949.202.3113

Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, Phi Delta Phi
  • Electrical Engineer, B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Regents' Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Brent A. Folsom

Brent A. Folsom is counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone. He specializes in intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent prosecution. In particular, his practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patents in a variety of technologies including computer software, electronics, semiconductors, business methods, and the mechanical arts.

Brent represents and counsels technology-based clients of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to established international corporations. In addition to patent prosecution, other aspects of his practice include intellectual property litigation, licensing, and the preparation of opinions pertaining to intellectual property rights.

In addition to his law degree, Brent holds a B.S. in electrical engineering.

Speeches and Publications

  • "IP Patent Law Panel," participant, UC Irvine School of Law, August 26, 2014.
  • "Introduction to Patents," presentation to UC Irvine School of Engineering, Irvine, CA, May 7, 2014.
  • "Intellectual Property Practice," presentation to USC Gould School of Law, April 21, 2014.
  • "Introduction to Patents," presentation to UC Irvine School of Engineering, Irvine, CA, February 19, 2014.
  • "IP Patent Law Panel," participant, UC Irvine School of Law, November 18, 2013.
  • "Intellectual Property Law Careers Panel," participant, University of San Diego School of Law, March 26, 2012.
  • "Careers in Patent Law," presentation to UC Irvine School of Engineering, November 29, 2011.
  • "Conformity is a Virtue: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Proposes Changes to the Duty of Disclosure to Match the Therasense Standard," co-author, July 26, 2011.
  • "Weathering the Storm: Third Circuit Concurring Opinion Supports Trademark Licensees' Retention of Rights in Bankruptcy Cases," co-author, October 27, 2010.
  • "Reverse Confusion: Fundamentals and Limits," The Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2001.

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Patent Law Association

Online Publications

07/26/2011 - Conformity is a Virtue: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Proposes Changes to the Duty of Disclosure to Match the Therasense Standard
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has proposed changes to two rules that are designed to streamline the obligations of innovators and their patent practitioners to disclose information to the PTO in patent applications and reexamination proceedings.

02/02/2011 - The IP Beacon, February 2011
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.

01/20/2011 - Third Circuit Concurring Opinion Supports Trademark Licensees’ Retention of Rights in Bankruptcy Cases

10/27/2010 - Weathering the Storm: Third Circuit Concurring Opinion Supports Trademark Licensees’ Retention of Rights in Bankruptcy Cases
The concurring opinion in a recent Third Circuit Court of Appeals case suggests that trademark licensees may be able to retain their rights in bankruptcy cases, even if licensors reject the license agreements.