John F. Brady

Office: (408) 753-9526 Cell: (650) 862-5872  E-mail: jfbrady@foothilllaw.com

John is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He is a Registered Patent Attorney, admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in worldwide patent prosecution strategies, John's practice includes patent preparation, prosecution, competitive patent analysis, and strategic patent portfolio management, specializing in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological fields.

Prior to entering the legal profession, John worked as an assistant research professor (at Rutgers University) and a research scientist (at AMUR Pharmaceuticals). As a scientist, he made significant contributions in cancer research and pharmacology and has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Biochemistry, FASEB Journal, Cancer Research, Molecular Pharmacology, Chemical Research in Toxicology, and Biochemical Journal.

He  received a B.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, both from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and a J.D. from Northwestern California University School of Law. After receiving his J.D., he was an associate with Enterprise Law Group, Dehlinger & Associates, and Dorsey & Whitney where he concentrated on patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, and litigation support. He has also served as in-house patent attorney at Transgenomic Inc., and at Agilent Technologies, where he managed patent portfolios related to genomics analysis, provided licensing support, and participated in due diligence related to SEC filings.

John is familiar with technologies in diverse areas such as immunology, biochemistry, transgenic plants and animals, physiology and pharmacology, new chemical entities, pharmaceutical formulations and methods of treatment, natural products, analytical and diagnostic instrumentation, nucleic acid micro-arrays, nucleic acid chromatography, molecular toxicology, immunodiagnostics, bio-nanotechnology, and medical devices.