Professional Biography

Bryan D. Beel, Ph.D. Senior Counsel

  • Portland

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    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR 97209-4128




Dr. Bryan Beel is a senior counsel in the firm’s Patent Litigation practice, where he represents companies from a wide variety of disciplines in patent litigation matters and focuses on representing pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Experienced in patent litigation, inter partes review proceedings and patent and trademark prosecution, Bryan counsels clients on the most efficient, effective and favorable way to resolve a dispute.

Bryan's advanced training lies in the areas of biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry and studies of protein structure and signaling systems. In this arena, Bryan regularly defends some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in patent litigation involving drug substances, product formulations and methods of treating diseases and disorders. Bryan has extended this work beyond federal district court litigation, and has challenged pharmaceutical patents in inter partes review proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including one of the first successful proceedings in this area.

Bryan’s practice reaches beyond the pharmaceutical and biotech arena and Oregon. His broad scientific training has served Bryan well in patent litigation involving mechanical engineering, printing technologies, medical workstations, chemical engineering and electronics. Additionally, Bryan has handled cases in federal courts across the country and at all levels, from Oregon to New Jersey, and from local district courts to the United States Supreme Court.

Bryan is a founding editor and writer for 1600 PTAB & Beyond, the firm’s blog focused on patent decisions and developments affecting the life sciences industry.

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1600 PTAB & Beyond

Significant patent decisions and developments affecting the life sciences industry.


Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as a "Oregon Rising Star," 2013 - 2017

Professional Leadership

  • City of Camas, City Planning Commission, Chairman
  • 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 - 2018
  • 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

Community Involvement

  • Washington Timbers Football Club, Director/Board of Directors

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





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth 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
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia


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