Brian Young

Brian Young’s practice focuses on strategic development of patent portfolios including patent prosecution and counseling. His experience ranges from patent preparation and prosecution, offensive and defensive patent strategies, patent portfolio mining, patent infringement analysis, and freedom to operate searches. Mr. Young has developed patent portfolios in a wide range of technologies including software related fields with a specialization in networking, mobile, Internet-related technologies, video streaming, video compression, optical networks, operating systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain/distributed ledgers, cryptography, user interfaces, storage, database systems, virtualization, computer processors, and other computer and electrical fields.


Mr. Young represents both small and large clients. In addition to working for many large companies, he has developed patent portfolios for multiple start-ups and guided them through their acquisition by Fortune 500 companies. He has also guided patent strategy for companies as they grow from small start-ups to mid-size companies.


Prior to joining Kwan & Olynick, he spent eleven years at a boutique patent law firm, two years at a small patent law firm, and six years at one of the largest patent law firms on the West Coast.  Prior to law school, Mr. Young was a software engineer at Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector and Advanced Micro Devices.


  • B.S. with Honors, University of Arizona, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office