Brian C. Rupp

Phone: (312) 569-1480 (312) 569-1480
Fax: (312) 569-3480


Brian C. Rupp is an accomplished patent practitioner and legal strategist with extensive experience as both in-house and outside patent counsel. Over the course of a career spanning three decades, Brian has advised some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies on critical patent disputes and litigation management, IP procurement strategy, licensing, technology development, and corporate transactions. Brian provides in-depth counsel on a full spectrum of patent matters, ranging from prosecution to strategy, opinions to dispute resolution, negotiation to deals, and competitive analysis to intellectual property portfolio management. His extensive technical background in physics and electrical engineering has led to significant experience in matters relating to electronics and computer software, while his work with significant global innovators has led to unique insights into the intersection of intellectual property and international commerce.

From 1995 through 1998, Brian was on leave of absence from the firm while serving in Seoul, South Korea, as patent counsel for Samsung Display Devices (now Samsung SDI) and Samsung Aerospace Industries (now merged into Samsung Electronics). In this capacity, he was responsible for intellectual property matters, including litigation, licensing, patent prosecution, and technology collaboration relationships. Samsung SDI is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of display products and rechargeable batteries, and Samsung Techwin manufactured digital cameras and digital imaging technology.


Best Lawyers®, Patent Law (2020)

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Brian has been recognized in 2015 by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 listing of top patent practitioners and firms in key jurisdictions around the globe as a “multifaceted practitioner who wins technology entities over with his blend of litigation, licensing and IP procurement expertise; he is a one-man one-stop shop.”


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Marquette University, M.S.E.E., 1988
  • DePaul University, B.S., 1984


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago