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Haynes and Boone

Brent A. Folsom

Brent A. Folsom



  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
  • Patents

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
California, U.S.A.

Brent A. Folsom has more than 15 years of experience helping businesses protect their intellectual property assets in the United States and abroad. Brent represents and counsels technology-based clients of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to established international corporations. He regularly guides these clients through the process of strategically filing patent applications to protect new ideas, products, and services.

Brent’s electrical engineering training and extensive patent experience have enabled him to obtain protection in a wide range of technologies including electrical systems, software, business methods, and mechanical systems. Based on his work in both Northern and Southern California, Brent is well attuned to the needs of clients in these different geographic markets.

Brent manages business-critical patent filings for all stages in the product lifecycle—from early development to final product release. He also understands that client goals can change as products develop and mature. When these changes occur, Brent is available to help clients reevaluate their intellectual property strategies and take a fresh approach when required.

Brent’s international patent experience allows him to counsel clients regarding how to efficiently protect their technology abroad. This global perspective is particularly important as manufacturing often occurs overseas.

Brent also maintains a design patent practice which provides an alternate way to protect the overall shape and appearance of products from unauthorized copying. This is often a supplemental form of protection to complement conventional patent filings in the United States and foreign markets.

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, Phi Delta Phi
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Regents' Scholar
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Patent Prosecution and Counseling | Patents

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