Brian Shelton is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Sughrue Mion, PLLC, where he is a member of the Litigation practice. Mr. Shelton has significant experience litigating intellectual property rights in U.S. District Courts and in front of the International Trade Commission across a broad range of complex technologies in the electrical, mechanical and computer arts.
Mr. Shelton also provides client counseling on electronic discovery (e-Discovery) issues associated with existing or contemplated litigation, with a focus on providing efficient and defensible compliance strategies for document retention and production obligations. This counseling includes advising clients on e-Discovery obligations in the context of international discovery requirements and competing foreign information disclosure restrictions.
In addition, Mr. Shelton’s practice includes rendering opinions on patentability, infringement, and validity, as well as due diligence investigations, product clearance analysis, and patent licensing negotiation.
Prior to joining Sughrue, Mr. Shelton was a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications in the interactive video distribution systems technology area, including cable television, satellite television, and Internet video distribution systems.