Norris McLaughlin IP Attorney, Kurt Briscoe, Volunteer to Judge Higher Education Moot Courts

Posted on November 20th, 2020

Kurt G. Briscoe, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., volunteered to judge the 25th Annual Yale Invitational, hosted by the Yale Mock Trial Association, November 14-15.

About the Higher Education Moot Courts

“It is always my pleasure to give back to the higher education community. To see the bright minds of our younger generation is truly inspiring,” said Briscoe. At issue was a civil case of battery and negligence.

About Kurt Briscoe

Briscoe devotes his practice to patent, trademark, and other intellectual property matters. He has over 35 years of experience in intellectual property law, including five years, from 1983 to 1988, as an examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Most of Briscoe’s practice, including his experience as a patent examiner, has been in the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Briscoe regularly represents domestic and international companies in connection with the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and regularly negotiates licensing and nondisclosure agreements for these clients. Briscoe provides experienced worldwide IP portfolio management, including strategic, freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and infringement opinions. He also performs due diligence for clients prior to their acquisition of patents and trademarks to reveal any patent validity or enforceability problems, or patent prosecution events that impact patent claim scope.

Briscoe is also experienced in trade secret law. He assists clients in drafting and reviewing legal agreements related to unpatented products, inventions, processes, and other forms of proprietary information. In addition to pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, he has extensive experience in the chemical, medical and dental device, and adhesive technology industries. Briscoe received his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law in 1986 and his B.S. from University of Maryland in 1982.

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