Adjunct Professor Daniel Brownstone is an attorney at Fenwick & West LLP's San Francisco, California office. With an emphasis on patent strategic counseling and prosecution, Professor Brownstone's practice also includes intellectual property due diligence and patent litigation. His background in computer science and economics gives him a unique perspective on patent strategy, and his practice emphasizes patent portfolio development based on identifying innovations that are economically strategic to the enterprise, as well as managing the creation of high-value patent assets. Professor Brownstone has extensive experience before the Patent and Trademark Office, and has appeared before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
In addition to managing domestic and international patent portfolios for large corporations, Professor Brownstone works closely with nascent companies to identify, protect and enforce the core IP at the center of their business. His strategic counseling role frequently includes due diligence investigations of companies’ IP portfolios, including assessment of IP strength and its potential value-add to the acquirer's business. Professor Brownstone is also often involved in patent litigation matters, providing both technical analysis and litigation strategy.
Professor Brownstone received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999, and his undergraduate degree in Economics and Computer Science from Duke University in 1996. Prior to joining Fenwick & West LLP, he worked on the Constitutional Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he was an assistant to the ranking member, Sen. Russ Feingold. He is admitted to practice in California and before the USPTO.In addition to making numerous appearances before state and local patent bar organizations and in-house audiences, Professor Brownstone is a Director of the Pride Law Fund. In his free time, he flies a Cessna 172.