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Brian Nester

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Brian Nester has extensive high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation experience before the U.S. ITC and district courts, including a successful and extensive trial record. Brian has experience with standard essential patents, antitrust and breach of contract claims associated with FRAND based defenses. His experience covers a range of technologies, including semiconductor fabrication, circuit design, cryptography, telecommunications, Flash, DRAM, photolithography, displays, disk drives, magnetic media, cooling systems, optical communication, Ethernet networks, video and graphics processing and power supplies.


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996, with honors; Temple University, B.A. in Biology, 1990, magna cum laude.