Brian Van Osdol, Alpine Patents

Brian Van OsdolBrian is the founder of Alpine Patents, a boutique Silicon Valley patent firm specializing in providing patent services to startups in fields including hardware, software, user interfaces, web platform, web security, consumer product, cleantech, IoT, manufacturing, medical devices, computer vision, ag-tech, ad-tech, mobile health and robotics.

Alpine Patents provides startup-centric patent services including IP strategy advisory, patent prosecution, fundraising preparation and long-term portfolio management.

Brian has over a decade of experience spanning patent law, intellectual property strategy, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business development, product development and entrepreneurship.

He has worked extensively with both software and hardware tech startups on developing and building patent portfolios. He has overseen the patent strategies for nearly one hundred startups including Twilio (from pre-launch to pre-IPO), Mailbox/Dropbox, Apcera and Playi.

Prior to founding Alpine Patents, Brian was an engineer at several venture-backed startups as well as the senior patent agent at Schox Patent Group. He completed his bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University focusing on semiconductor devices, and obtained his masters in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford specializing in mechatronics.

He later enrolled in Stanford’s Computer Science masters program with an emphasis on user interfaces until he left to become the first technical hire at an early-stage startup.

Brian is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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