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Bryan D. Beel, Ph.D.



Dr. Bryan Beel is an associate in the firm’s Patent Litigation practice, where he represents companies from a wide variety of disciplines in patent litigation matters, with a focus on representing pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation.  He is experienced in patent litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, patentability assessments, and freedom to operate opinions. Bryanl's special aptitude lies in the area of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, while his broad scientific background allows him to practice in multiple scientific fields, including mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and electronics.

During his graduate work at Washington State, Bryan received a National Institutes of Health Biotechnology training fellowship and spent time as an intern at Genentech in South San Francisco, California.  His research focused on using molecular biology techniques and biochemistry to study the structure/function relationship in a bacterial sensory receptor protein.  Studying in the NIH Biotechnology program allowed Bryan to explore many fields of science that are relevant to biotechnology and pharmaceutical litigation, including molecular biology, cell biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, biochemistry and biophysics.

Bryan completed his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California in the laboratory of Dr. Mel Simon.  Bryan also received NIH funding while he was at Caltech, where his work was supported by a Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award.  At Caltech, Bryan used molecular biology and advanced biophysical techniques to study how structural dynamics affect the activity of an enzyme from a hyperthermophilic bacterium, Thermotoga maritima.  In collaboration with Dr. Alexandrine Bilwes and Dr. Brian Crane at Cornell University, he helped determine the crystal structures of novel bacterial enzymes and signaling proteins. 

Bryan is a contributing author to the firm's IP litigation blog, IP Litigation Update.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as a "Oregon Rising Star," 2013 - 2014

Professional Leadership

  • Oregon Bioscience Association, Government Relations Committee, 2013 - present
  • Oregon State Bar, Chairman of the Federal Practice and Procedure Committee
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Litigation and Intellectual Property
  • Federal Bar Association, Member; Board of Directors, 2013 - present 
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon Pro Bono Panel
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Pro Bono Representation Panel
  • Oregon State Bar Volunteer Disciplinary Defense Counsel

Related Employment

  • Perkins Coie LLC, Portland, OR, Contract Review Center/Litigation Attorney, 2009 - 2010
  • Kolisch Hartwell, P.C., Portland, OR, Technical Consultant, 2004 - 2007; Intellectual Property Attorney, 2007 - 2009
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biology, 2000 - 2004


  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2007
    Assistant Editor, Oregon Intellectual Property Newsletter
  • Washington State University, Ph.D., Genetics and Cell Biology, 1999
  • Saint John’s University, B.A., Natural Science, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri