Bryan is a registered patent attorney focused on helping high-tech companies acquire and increase the value of intellectual assets through patent procurement. For almost 15 years, Bryan and his colleague Jonathan Lee have worked together to develop and lead a team of more than twenty attorneys, engineers, and paralegals in the preparation and prosecution of electrical and software patents. Together they manage a domestic and foreign patent docket of over 7000 cases.

Before joining FisherBroyles, Bryan worked at law firms in Utah, Texas, and Oregon. He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign patents, primarily in the electrical and computer engineering fields. Bryan also has experience in various other areas of patent law, including litigation, licensing, patentability searches, freedom-to-operate opinions, and IP due diligence. Bryan’s experience involves a wide range of technologies, including machine learning algorithms, virtual and augmented reality systems, semiconductor devices, digital signal processing devices, computer software applications, network devices, and audio systems. Bryan splits his time between the firm’s Palo Alto and Salt Lake Ci...

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Salt Lake CityPalo Alto

Bryan K. Hanks


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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


University of Texas at Austin J.D., 2006
Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences Audio Engineering, 2016
Brigham Young University B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2003 Minor in Mathematics

Prior Law Firm Experience

Holland & Hart, LLP

Practice Areas