Michael J. O’Brien is a registered patent attorney who started O'Brien Patent Solutions with the goal of providing premier IP legal services to clients at flat predictable prices. Mr. O’Brien has drafted hundreds of patent applications for individual inventors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs throughout the country.
Mr. O’Brien is also active in the academic community and currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California where he teaches Business Law to undergraduate and graduate students in business management and accounting. Mr. O’Brien has written hundreds of articles as the editor of the widely read Northern District of California Blog and has been published in the Journal of Law Philosophy and Culture, Proceedings of the Western Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and the legal blog, Above the Law.
Previously, Mr. O’Brien worked at Pepco Holdings, Inc., a public utility holding company in Washington, DC. There he worked on a variety of transaction and litigation matters from administrative law to zoning. Mr. O’Brien also worked for Bose Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts drafting patent applications, responding to office actions and conducting searches for prior art on a variety of electro-mechanical devices.
Mr. O’Brien is admitted to practice in Maryland, California, the District of Columbia, before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in federal trial and appellate courts.