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Brian Santarelli

Patent Attorney

Phone: 952-542-6123  Email:

About Brian

Bryan, Of Counsel with Fogg & Powers LLC, is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated registered patent attorney focusing on domestic and foreign representation of clients in areas including computer, electrical, electronic, semiconductor, software, and mechanical patent matters, and in trademark and licensing matters.  His patent work includes analog and digital circuits, 3D printers, analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) converters, antennas, audio electronics, defibrillators, disk drives, FPGAs, microprocessors, memories (e.g., DRAM, EPROM, EEPROM, ferro-magnetic, RAM, and SRAM), power management (e.g., battery management), medical devices and systems, semiconductor processing, system simulators, video compression and decompression (e.g., MPEG), and wireless communications (e.g., OFDM, MIMO-OFDM).

Before joining Fogg & Powers, Bryan was Of Counsel to a large Seattle general practice firm, a partner at a small Bellevue, WA IP firm, an associate at a midsize Seattle IP firm, an associate at a large Dallas general practice firm, and a law clerk in the patent department of Raytheon Company.

Before beginning his legal career, Bryan designed analog and digital circuits for the industrial‑products group of Polaroid Corporation, where he co-invented and patented a high-speed laser driver for medical printer applications (U.S. Patent No. 5,123,023 Laser Driver With Plural Feedback Loops).

As an attorney, Bryan has handled patent and other IP work for individual inventors and startup, emerging, small, medium, and large companies, including Agilent Technologies, BAE Systems, Boeing, Coffee Equipment Company (acquired by Starbucks), CurvaFix, Equator Technologies, Fairchild Semiconductor, Hewlett-Packard, Intellectual Ventures, Intersil, Joule Case, Lockheed-Martin, Micro Technologies, Microscan, Microsoft, Microvision, Opticyte, Philips, Real Networks, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

Bryan also works with angel-investing groups both as an investor and as a consultant.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), University of New Hampshire (magna cum laude) Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School (cum laude, 2nd in class)

  • LLM Taxation, New York University (degree expected 2022) 

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, Massachusetts (inactive), Texas (inactive)

  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Registered Tax Preparer, United States Internal Revenue Service 


  • Washington State Patent Law Association

  • Intellectual Property Law Section of the Washington State Bar

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.)

  • Tax Section of the Washington State Bar

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