Previously a Summer Associate at Rothwell Figg, Bryan Thompson received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, he holds a Master of Science in Law from Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law, with a concentration in Intellectual Property, Business/Entrepreneurship, and Regulation. Bryan also received a Bachelor of Science in Systems Science and Mathematics; a Master of Science in Systems Science and Mathematics; and a Master of Control Engineering from the Washington University School of Engineering in St. Louis, Missouri.

Prior to the inception of his legal career, Bryan was an Analyst Intern at Brown Brothers Harriman in Chicago—a role in which he provided analytical research on prospective investments’ IP portfolios; examined standard setting organizations and the potential for standard setting patents; and presented to senior staff on technology companies in their portfolios. He was also an exam preparation and math tutor at Huntington Learning Center in Chicago, where he developed individualized exam preparation strategies for the SAT, ACT, and GMAT.

While in law school, Bryan was a Legal Intern for the Honorable Dineen Riviezzo, of the Kings County Supreme Court, in Brooklyn, New York. In that role, he conducted legal research on search warrants regarding digital data. He also developed a case precedent spreadsheet and interpretations to serve as guidelines for New York courts, and participated in the New York City Criminal and Civil Court virtual internship programs. He was also a Peer Advisor at his law school, and a member of the International Law Society, the IP Law Society, and the Student Bar Association Social Committee.

As a Summer Associate at Rothwell Figg, Bryan conducted legal research and drafted memoranda regarding litigation matters; drafted claim sets for patent continuation applications and replied to Office Actions; and contributed to blog posts targeting small business innovators and legal professionals.

Bryan has a methodical, systematic approach to his legal work which makes him both exceptionally efficient, and for want of a better term, agile. He’s a planner, meaning that he works in a framework – where are we going? Where are we coming from? How do we want to get there? With that in place, surprises and variables are much easier to manage, a quality that is invaluable in the ever-changing world of IP.



J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

MSL, Intellectual Property, Business/Entrepreneurship, Regulation, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

BSSSE, MSSSM, MSC, Electrical Engineering and Systems Science, Washington University School of Engineering

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