FisherBroyles Welcomes Two New Partners

Mar 28, 2024
  • FisherBroyles News

Los Angeles, CA – January 26, 2024 – FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Schaffer and Tony Bramian as Partners of the Firm, based in Los Angeles. Christopher and Tony will bolster FisherBroyles’ intellectual property, patent prosecution and technology licensing practices.

Christopher joins the Firm after 11 years at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he was a Partner. His practice covers IP counseling, patent prosecution, pre-litigation infringement and validity analyses, technology licensing and due diligence, with an emphasis on areas such as telecommunications, semiconductors, and software. Christopher has represented various companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to sole-proprietorships, leveraging his extensive practical engineering experience.

He was recognized as a San Diego “Rising Star” in 2022 and 2023 for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. Christopher received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, has an M.S. in Materials Science from U.S.C., and has both an M.S and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Tony also joins FisherBroyles from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he was a Patent Attorney. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, patent-related pre-litigation, and infringement and validity analyses.

Earlier in his career, Tony held roles including Director of Corporate Patents at Infineon Technologies, and Executive Director of Intellectual Property at International Rectifier Corporation. He received his M.S. in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and received his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.


T.J. DoVale, Managing Partner – Intellectual Property at FisherBroyles, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Christopher and Tony to FisherBroyles. They both bring stellar expertise and experience to the Firm, and I am looking forward to working alongside them within our Intellectual Property Practice as we go from strength to strength in 2024.”


Christopher Schaffer, Partner at FisherBroyles, commented:

 “I am proud to join FisherBroyles, working within the Firm’s unique distributed model and supporting the growth of our Intellectual Property Practice. It is an exciting time to join the Firm and I can’t wait to contribute to its growth across 2024 and beyond.”


Tony Bramian, Partner at FisherBroyles, said:

 “I am excited to contribute to FisherBroyles’ continued growth and success, working with outstanding colleagues in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. I look forward to working with my fellow Partners to provide FisherBroyles’ world-class service to clients across various intellectual property and patent-related areas.” 


Further information


T.J. DoVale, Managing Partner – Intellectual Property

[email protected]

Direct: +1 678 743 1125



Ben Rothschild

[email protected]

Direct: +44 7564 584 439

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