Brian L. Klock

Brian Klock

Brian Klock is chair of Venable's Patent Prosecution and Counseling - Technology 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


  • IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, 2014 – 2019, 2021 – 2024
  • Legal 500, 2010 – 2012, 2015 – 2016
  • Patent Buddy, Top Patent Prosecutors, Mechanical, National, 2011
  • The Burton Awards, Burton Award for Legal Achievement, 2011 (The award was presented for his article “The JPML: An Alternate Route to a New Venue,” published in the November/December 2010 issue of Landslide)