Brian Detwiler

Intellectual Property
Corporate & Securities


Washington, D.C.
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Brian helps emerging businesses tackle both legal and operational challenges. With ten years of in-house, high-tech experience, he has worn many hats while supporting his clients. He is adept across a wide range of areas like contract drafting and negotiation, software licensing, employee benefits, and data privacy.

He is also a skilled intellectual property practitioner with a background in computer science and experience as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Brian is a member of Scale LLP's Dual-Use and Emerging Defense Technology team, where he applies his expertise in intellectual property and strategic transactions to solve complex government data rights and transactional issues. Brian uses a holistic approach to help his clients protect their most valuable assets through a combination of patent filings, trademark registrations, and trade secret policies.

In addition to other practice areas, Brian has a special interest in online child safety and advises clients with respect to combatting sexual abuse material on the Internet. He has hands-on experience with automated software solutions, content moderation, and related policies and procedures. Through these efforts, Brian regularly coordinates with state and federal law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations of illegal online activity.

Areas of Expertise

Outside General Counsel
IP Strategy and Portfolio Management
Commercial and Government Contracting
Technology Licensing and Development
Business and Corporate Law
Online Data Privacy and Safety
Employment and HR Administration

Prior Associations

Cobro Ventures, Inc.
Bublup, Inc.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC
Riverbed Technology
OPNET Technologies, Inc.
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


George Mason University School of Law
University of Maryland, College Park

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District of Columbia
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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