Bryan L. Walker

Bryan L. Walker



  • Patent Procurement & Management
  • Intellectual Property: Patent Procurement & Management
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries


Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
D.C., U.S.A.


Bryan is experienced in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He also counsels clients on the prosecution strategies and likelihood of success.

His experience includes conducting inventor interviews and drafting Office Action Responses. Bryan uses his experience as a former patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to conduct in-person interviews with current patent examiners. At the USPTO, he issued hundreds of Office Actions for database system patent applications, received top ratings for award-winning performance and attained the senior level of GS-13.

Prior to entering law school, Bryan worked at Motorola on iDEN telecommunication technology as a graduate research assistant. He also spent time as system administrator for the resort The Breakers Palm Beach, which required him to work on many technologies and as a LAMP software developer at the Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Biomedical Science. While working at the university, he coordinated distance-learning technology for the department’s first medical school class in partnership with the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Bryan has written numerous articles for The Legal Intelligencer and the Forum for International Trade Training on topics such as international design patent applications, patent application process analytics, protecting IP rights in international markets, considerations for when to disclose patent prior art, understanding and avoiding RCE limbo and First Action Allowance of patent applications.

Bar Admissions

    District of Columbia
    U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
    U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas


  • Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 2010)
    • CALI Award for Excellence: European Union Law & Policy
  • Florida Atlantic University (M.S., 2005)
    • Computer Science
  • Florida Atlantic University (B.S., 2002)
    • Computer Science
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property: Patent Procurement & Management | Patent Procurement & Management

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Intellectual Property Owners Association

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, senior member
  • Purple Martin Conservation Association, Board of Directors

Professional Activities and Experience

Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP (dissolved 2016) - Patent Attorney
MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton LLP - Patent Attorney
United States Patent & Trademark Office - Patent Examiner
The Breakers Palm Beach Inc. - System Administrator
Motorola - Graduate Research Assistant
Florida Atlantic University Department of Biomedical Science - LAMP developer

3 Important Questions Answered about Protecting your IP in International Markets
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, February 2015

This week, I caught up with patent attorneys Jonathan D’Silva and Bryan Walker of MacDonald Illig Jones & Britton, LLP to hear their perspectives on some key strategic intellectual property (IP) legal issues...

A Closer Look At First-Action Allowance For Patents
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, April 2014

  Clients unfamiliar with patent prosecution are often surprised to learn that few patent applications receive a first-action allowance, or FAA. There are even rankings of law firms that receive the most FAAs each year. But what does an FAA signify? Is it a cause to celebrate, or to conduct a post-mortem? The answer is, of course, “it depends...