Joe Brennan

Joe focuses on patent procurement and building patent portfolios that have business value for clients. He began his career at an Am Law 50 firm, focusing on patent procurement for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 firms. While in private practice Joe filed and prosecuted patent applications in technologies including personal computer software, data storage, semiconductors, waterjet cutting, coin-counting, and renewable energy. 

Joe also spent over 10 years at Google LLC, where he helped build strategic patent portfolios for the Android and Google Nest product areas. As Android patent counsel, Joe had responsibility for the Android technology stack as well as the supporting cloud services. Joe has extensive experience with smart home devices, such as doorbells, cameras, displays, and speakers. He also has extensive experience with the networking technologies underpinning such devices, including Mesh Wi-Fi, Thread, and Bluetooth Low Energy.

Joe also worked as a software engineer for several years prior to becoming a patent attorney.


United States Patent and Trademark Office (authorized to write and prosecute patents in all 50 states), Registration Number 62,403 (registered 2008)

The State Bar of California, Bar Number 338363 (admitted 2021)

Washington State Bar Association, License Number 38202 (admitted 2006)


We are dedicated to providing legal solutions to assist our clients in the creation and protection of business value. By getting to know our clients, their markets, and their technologies, we strive to provide expertise and services that exceed expectations.
We have expertise in IP strategic counseling as well as IP management. Our IP strategies, such as Ex Parte Reexamination, can often efficiently drive our client’s competitors to favorable settlements, even if in the middle of contentious litigation.
We spend the time to learn our clients’ technology and business goals, and tailor our services to the specific needs of each client to build and manage valuable IP assets.

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