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Bradford A. Cangro represents global companies facing intellectual property disputes in federal courts and challenges before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). Clients around the world, particularly businesses based in Asia, rely on his responsive and strategic guidance whenever competitors infringe upon their patents, or if they themselves are accused of infringement.
With a degree in electrical engineering, Brad has a deep knowledge of and passion for the electrical and mechanical arts. His experience spans a range of tech-focused sectors, including software and hardware, wireless telecommunications, medical devices, and semiconductor manufacturing. He provides freedom-to-operate opinions on new products, anticipates possible legal challenges, and develops strategic solutions to best protect his clients' intellectual property around the globe.
Brad combines this technical knowledge with an authoritative command of all stages of U.S. patent litigation and dispute resolution, from claim construction and summary judgment hearings to trial. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in patent litigation hotbeds like the district courts in Delaware, Texas, Virginia, and California; and in trade secret disputes in state court.
Recognized as a leading practitioner in post-grant reviews of patents by Patexia and other industry rankings, Brad regularly represents both petitioners and patent owners in post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review before the USPTO. He is also experienced in prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and counsels clients on patent prosecution strategy.
Prior to Brad's legal career, he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and served as a junior engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), where he worked on communications networks.
- Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
- J.D. - 2005
- Honors: cum laude
- New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
- B.S. - 2001
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Major: Electrical Engineering
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
Awards & Accolades
2020: Brad ranked as the 3rd Best Performing attorney (Petitioner) and 20th Best Performing attorney (Overall). Brad also was ranked as the 89th Most Active attorney (Petitioner).
2019: Brad ranked as the 10th Best Performing attorney (Petitioner) and Brad ranked 9th Best Performing attorney (Overall). Brad also was ranked as the 85th Most Active attorney (Petitioner).
2018: Brad was ranked as the 32nd Best Performing attorney (Petitioner).
2017: Brad was ranked as the 29th Best Performing attorney (Petitioner).