McGuireWoods LLP

Brian C Riopelle

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Practice Areas

Member of Practice Innovation Committee. Litigates patent infringement and other IP cases nationwide; has considerable experience in the Eastern District of Virginia. Lead trial lawyer for DuPont’s trade secret case against Kolon Industries; jury awarded DuPont $919,900,000. Lead trial lawyer for Verizon Wireless and others in patent infringement case brought by DNT LLC; verdict of non-infringement.

Professional Memberships

Richmond Bar Association’s CLE, Finance, Administration of Justice committees; Virginia State Bar’s Corporate Counsel Task Force; member AIPLA, INTA, ABA


Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering Foundation Board