Brian E. Hanlon

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Mr. Hanlon is the Director of the Office of Patent Legal Administration (OPLA) at the USPTO. Before working in OPLA, Mr. Hanlon was in private practice where he focused on patent prosecution and client counseling on issues relating to both procurement and enforcement of utility and design patents.

Mr. Hanlon began his career as a patent examiner in former Group 3300, now TC 3700. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Honors from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Featured Session:

November 21, 2014 @ 1:45 – 3:15 PM
Panel 3: Prior Art