Brent Johnson is a shareholder in the firm’s Orange County office. He focuses his practice on intellectual property matters. Areas of practice include patent prosecution, BPAI post grant proceedings, IP due diligence, Import/Export issues related to IP, and client counseling, particularly in the areas of pharmaceutical technologies, medical devices and other chemistry-related technology.
Dr. Johnson manages and procures IP portfolios in the life sciences and other chemistry and material-based technologies. Previously, he was a partner at a large international law firm, and a patent attorney at another high end IP Southern California-based boutique firm. He began his IP career as a patent agent at Allergan, Inc., where he managed patent portfolios for pharmaceutical products representing about $1 billion in annual sales, such as Lumigan®, Alphagan®, Combigan®, Restasis®, and others. Prior to his legal career, Dr. Johnson worked as a research chemist at an LA-based chemical company. He earned a Ph.D. at UCLA, where he studied the influence of quantum mechanical tunneling in a photochemical hydrogen transfer reaction for various ortho-methylarylketones that he synthesized.