Sean Casey

Sean Casey

Shareholder

California OfficeP (213) 266-4586F (213) 622-3053

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 Sean Casey is an Intellectual Property attorney specializing in several distinct areas of intellectual property law with a strong background in mechanical and electro-mechanical design engineering, as well as software engineering. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing worldwide patent and technology... see more >

 Sean Casey is an Intellectual Property attorney specializing in several distinct areas of intellectual property law with a strong background in mechanical and electro-mechanical design engineering, as well as software engineering. He has more than 20 years of experience in managing worldwide patent and technology portfolios in both law firms and large corporate law departments.

His intellectual property experience includes preparation, prosecution, post-gran proceedings  and litigation of technologies that include advanced aerospace technologies, complex computer hardware and software systems and components; Internet and e-commerce-related systems; intra- and extracorporeal medical devices including minimally invasive surgical instruments, biotechnological systems and processes, compositions, and devices;  and a wide array of circuits, electronics, machines, systems, and devices, related to many different industries, including steel, automotive, mining, rail,  petroleum, agriculture, food preparation and processing, medical device, cell culturing and testing, material handling, and consumer products.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Sean served most recently as in-house counsel for a large Fortune 50 aerospace and manufacturing company during the last 10 years.  Previously, he was a managing director for a Midwest regional law firm.  Before becoming a patent attorney, he served as an aerospace design engineer for the McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Space and Defense Systems Division (now Boeing) where he was responsible for the design, analysis, integration, and testing of a variety of components, structures and mechanisms for national and defense engineering projects including various launch vehicles and the International Space Station, where several of his components and systems are now on orbit.  There he expanded his expertise in additional engineering disciplines including the analyses of strength, thermal, and electrical properties of materials, components, and mechanisms.

Sean received a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in aerospace engineering from the Boston University College of Engineering, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He is active in a number of local and national bar associations.

Speaking Engagements

August, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Legal, “Federal Judge Shortages Take Toll on Business Litigation”, Interviewed by and collaborated with journalist Nancy Ogadonavich

June, 2016, What’s Hot in Patent Law, case law updates and patent practice best practices, Assoc. Corp. Counsel, National Intellectual Property Law Committe

June, 2016, Panelist, “The Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law:  Are You Protecting Your Most Prized Assets?”, Assoc. Corp. Counsel

May, 2016, Moderator, panel presentation and webcast, Quarterly Federal Circuit and Supreme Court Review - Impacts on Intellectual Property, Assoc. Corp. Counsel, National Intellectual Property Law Committee

March, 2016, Panelist, “Negotiating the Cloud:  Key Issues in Agreements with Cloud Services Vendors”, Assoc. Corp. Counsel

February, 2016, keynote & workshop speaker, “Post-Alice Corp. Software Patent Best Practices”, Fortune 50 corporation in-house workshop series

February, 2016, What’s Hot in Patent Law, case law updates and patent practice best practices, Assoc. Corp. Counsel, National Intellectual Property Law Committee

Court Admissions:

Supreme Court of California

Supreme Court of Ohio

U.S. District Court Central District of California

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio < see less

Education

J.D., Southwestern University School of Law

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Cum Laude, Boston University

State Bar of California

State Bar of Ohio

US Patent & Trademark Office

Member – Intellectual Property Section

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

American Inns of Court

  • Brooks Kushman Further Expands Los Angeles Office; Hires Sean Casey As Shareholder
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder Sean Casey to the firm’s Los Angeles office. The move further expands the firm’s presence in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area. Casey brings over 20 years of experience to the firm’s Los Angeles office....