Brian L. Klock

Klock Brian

Brian Klock is chair of Venable's Patent Prosecution and Counseling Practice Group. Brian is an experienced intellectual property litigator whose clients rely on his advocacy when confronted with patents alleged to have industry-wide impact. He also represents clients in contested proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has significant experience in patent prosecution, having worked formerly as a patent examiner at the USPTO. Whatever the need, Brian recognizes the importance of understanding the technology at issue, and has the skills necessary to leverage that insight. Before joining Venable, Brian spent his entire career in private practice at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto.


Government Experience

  • Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Clients

  • Canon
  • Medtronic
  • Metton America
  • Tencent Technology




  • J.D. with high honors George Washington University Law School 1994
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering Virginia Tech 1990
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering cum laude Virginia Tech 1988
    • Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Included in "The World's Leading Patent Litigators," IAM 1000, 2014 - 2019
  • Listed in Legal 500, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016
  • Included in "Top Patent Prosecutors," National, Mechanical area, Patent Buddy, 2011
  • Recipient, Burton Award for Legal Achievement, "The JPML: An Alternate Route to a New Venue," 2011 – originally published in the November/December 2010 issue of Landslide