Professional History:

§  2005-present: Owner, Bockhop Intellectual Property Law, LLC

§  2002-2005: Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

§  2000-2002: Founding Partner, Bockhop & Reich, LLP

§  1994-2000: Associate, Needle & Rosenberg, PC

§ 1988-1991: IBM - Design Engineer (Designed arithmetic logic circuits used in CPU of AS/400 computer)

§  1980-1985: U.S. Naval Officer


§  J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, 1994

§  M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1988  Research and Thesis: Switching Properties of Non-Linear Optical Interface; Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honors Society

§  B.S., General Science, The University of Iowa, 1980

§  US Navy Gas Turbine Officers' School, 1983

Admitted to Practice:

§  United States Patent Office

§  Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

§  11th Circuit Court of Appeals

§ U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

§  Georgia Supreme Court

Professional and Cultural Activities:

§ American Intellectual Property Law Association: Membership Committee (Chair 2010-2012, Vice Chair 2008-2010); Emerging Technologies Committee (Chair 2005-2007; Vice Chair 2004-2005) Nanotechnology Subcommittee (Co-Chair 2003-2005)

§  Faculty Member, Coordinamento Intervuinversitario Veneto per le Nanotechnologie (CIVEN) (2004-2007): Instructor of "Intellectual Property in Nanotechnologies" course as part of the International Masters in Nanotechnologies, joint masters program at the Universita deli Studi di Padova, the Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia and the Universita degli Studi di Verona, Italy

§  State Bar of Georgia Intellectual Property Section

§ Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Board of Directors

§  Gwinnett County Bar Association

§  Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Significant Cases:

§  DM Records v. Koch Entertainment: Lead counsel representing R&B legend Clarence Carter and record company Koch Entertainment; successfully achieved summary judgment preserving Carter's ownership of the copyrights in his hits, including: "Slip Away," "Too Weak to Fight," "Patches" and "Strokin'."

§  Advantastar Automotive Research Corp. of America v. GPI-Atlanta, Inc.: Lead counsel representing plaintiff; successfully achieved summary judgment of copyright infringement and favorable settlement.

Publications and Presentations:

§  Presenter: “Starting a Law Practice” Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Webinar, February 25, 2010

§  Moderator and Co-Coordinator: "The Internet as a Vehicle for Entertainment: Law, Policy and Reality" Educational Track, 2005 AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

§  "Introduction to Nanotechonlogy" July 2005, presentation to the Renaissance Executive Forum

§  Quoted extensively in Nanotech Fortunes: Make Yours in the Boom, by Darrell Brookstein, 2005

§  Authored Problem involving nanotechnology used for the 2005 32nd annual Giles Rich Moot Court Competition

§  "Protecting Nanotechnology: Patents & Trade Secrets," presentation at the Starting and Building a Nanotech Company" seminar hosted by Georgia Tech Research Corporation and Georgia Tech Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, March 26, 2003.

§  "Trade Secrets in Nanotechnology: Keeping the Nano-Genie in the Molecular Bottle," presented to Emerging Technology Committee, AIPLA Winter Meeting, January 2003.

§  4 Georgia Jurisprudence "Trademarks and Tradenames" (Practice Commentator).

§  1998 PLI Patent Litigation Handbook, "Filing Considerations: Should You Sue?"

News Items:

§  February 4, 2016:BBC radio program interviews Dr. Phillip R. Kennedy, inventor of invention claimed in U.S. Patent No. 7,275,035 – filed by Bryan Bockhop – about speech generation from brain activity technology in patent.

§  December 29, 2012: Prof. ZL Wang, inventor of over 20 patents prosecuted by Bryan Bockhop, interviewed on CNN

§  March 29, 2011: Article about technology embodied in U.S. Patent No.7,898,156 - filed by Bryan Bockhop - featured in The Telegraph

§  October 5, 2010: U.S. Patent No. 7,015,142 - filed by Bryan Bockhop - was the only patent cited in the "Scientific Background on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010" by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

§  September 22, 2010: Bryan Bockhop appointed Chair of the Membership Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Recently Quoted in...

§  Atlanta Business Chronicle, "Ga. patents decline again during 2005," January 13, 2006

§  NanoBiotech News, "USPTO issues new cross-reference digest for Nanotechnology," November 3, 2004

§  NanoBiotech News, "U.S. patent office initiates nanotechnology classification project," May 26, 2004

§  Chemical and Engineering News, "Nanotech IP," April 12, 2004



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