Associate Brianna Kadjo has an extensive background in litigation with a focus on patent litigation. Brianna has experience deposing fact witnesses; drafting and revising claim construction briefs; and drafting petitions and responses for inter partes review proceedings. She has also drafted office actions for ex parte reexamination, discovery responses, invalidity/non-infringement claim charts and motions.
Brianna has predominately defended parties against NPEs in small (6 patents) and very large (32 patents) cases. Most notably, in addition to drafting claim construction briefs and expert declarations, she developed the construction for a dispositive term during claim construction proceedings and won a favorable construction. She has also argued at a Markman and won. When it comes to specific discovery issues regarding NPEs, Brianna has successfully moved to compel information regarding the NPE’s investors and patent valuation at the time of purchase.
Brianna’s work has covered a wide range of technologies, including computer systems and software, LEDs, telecommunications and wireless communications, video processing, pharmaceuticals, rare-earth magnets, semiconductors and radio-frequency identification (RFID).
Brianna’s pro bono work includes representing a pro se inventor in settlement negotiations, drafting an amicus curiae brief for a nonprofit organization and representing domestic violence victims in restraining order cases.
While earning her J.D. at American University Washington College of Law, Brianna was a legal intern for the U.S. International Trade Commission and a judicial intern for the late Honorable Judge John J. Thomas of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Prior to law school, Brianna worked as a FAB engineer in the semiconductor industry, specifically working on cost measures and quality control in the oxide CMP process.