Brian E. Ferguson is a partner in Weil Gotshal’s patent litigation practice, specializing in high technology patent disputes involving a wide array of technologies. Nationally recognized as a leader in patent law, Mr. Ferguson represents clients in patent infringement and validity disputes before district courts and in section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has handled dozens of patent-related appeals and successfully argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Recently, he successfully argued before an en banc panel of the Federal Circuit in the case In re Seagate Technology LLC, in which the court changed the standard for proving willful infringement and clarified the scope of attorney-client privilege waiver in patent cases. Mr. Ferguson has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law, and regularly writes on patent litigation and technology topics. He is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has been recognized as one of the “top 50 under 45” IP practitioners in the United States by IP Law & Business, and as a leading IP lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America in 2008 and 2009. He received his J.D. from Albany Law School and his B.S.E.E., magna cum laude, from Union College.