Brian Dawley


  • The Ohio State University - B.S. Computer Science & Engineering 2005, cum laude
  • University of Minnesota Law School - J.D. 2008, Minnesota Law Review Managing Editor

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Young Lawyers Committee Member
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Young Lawyers Action Committee Member
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Brian Dawley


Technology Areas

  • Medical Devices
  • Electrical
  • Software

Professional Experience

Brian is a registered U.S. patent attorney of Shumaker & Sieffert. His practice includes drafting and prosecution of patent applications, both in the US and abroad. Brian has drafted and prosecuted patent applications covering a wide variety of computer- and software-related technologies, including data compression, computer networks, computer security, databases, operating systems, and compilers and interpreters. Brian also drafts non-infringement and invalidity opinions, reexamination requests, and performs legal research and writing. During law school, Brian was a law clerk at the firm.
Brian is also a Barrister in the Honorable Judge Jimmie V. Reyna IP Inn of Court in Minnesota.