Brian C. Meadows' integration and leadership in the chemical and patent industry give him the advantage to understand the complex issues at the heart of patents, technology, and law. With a focus on client value, and focused strategy, he is able to get to the heart of our clients' legal issues, and solve them strategically and swiftly.
He is the Practice Leader of the firm's Patents Group, as well as a member of the chemical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical technologies patent teams. He has extensive experience prosecuting domestic and foreign patents, counseling clients on strategic portfolio management, and providing opinions on patentability, freedom-to-operate, invalidity and non-infringement. His clients range from multinational corporations, midsize companies, to local startups and universities. Brian also partners with our litigators to bring additional knowledge in the areas of chemical, mechanical, medical technologies, and pharmaceutical fields. In addition to this work, Brian also has experience in corporate due diligence/M&A patent acquisition projects.
Brian has extensive experience in a multitude of technologies but particularly focuses on industries where chemistry and mechanical arts combine. Representative industries include textiles and flooring, food and beverage packaging, and home, health, and beauty consumer products such as candles and cosmetics.
American Chemical Society, Fellow; Chair, Division of Long-Range and Thematic Programming, 2007-present; Division Treasurer, 2008-present; past Program Chair, Division of Chemistry and Law, 2004-2006; Past Division Chair, 2005-2006; Past Division Chair-Elect, 2004
Co-organized Beijing International Pharmaceutical & Chemical Intellectual Property Forum in Beijing, China, April 2006 (forum jointly organized by American Chemical Society's Division of Chemistry and Law, the China Intellectual Property Society, and the Chinese American Chemical Society, and endorsed by the National Bureau of Intellectual Property of China)
Recognition & Accomplishments
IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals, 2019-2020
University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 2000)
University of Georgia (B.S., chemistry, cum laude, 1997)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office