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Technologies
Chemical, Electric and Mechanical



Mr. Branigan is a Director who has primarily done litigation of patent, copyright, trademark and trade-secret matters. He also conducts licensing and capital-raising negotiations.

Mr. Branigan has been a named-Director in the firm for over 20 years after a 27-year partnership with Frank Griffin in Washington D.C.

Mr. Branigan has handled all areas of electrical, mechanical and chemical litigation including cases in the International Trade Commission. He has extensive experience pursuing Trademark litigation including on behalf of franchisors that wish to terminate “holdover franchisees” that are improperly using the trademarks of the franchisors.

Mr. Branigan handled infringement claims in the NASA Office of General Counsel before entering private practice as a founding partner of Griffin and Branigan.

Mr. Branigan was in the Navy; graduated from the United States Air Force Aviation Cadet program; and served as a B-36 flight-engineer officer during the Korean War. He was a Registered Professional Engineer on computer memory systems before joining the IBM Patent Department.

Education
University of Notre Dame (Engineering 1950 -1952)
South Dakota School of Mines (Mathematics 1956-1957)
University of Colorado (B.S. Engineering 1959)
George Washington University School of Law (J.D. 1963)
Northern Community College (A.S. Chemistry 1978)
Trinity College (E.P.S. Diplomat 1980)

Honors and Awards
Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Honoraries
National Winner, ASME technical paper presentation 1959
Outstanding Senior Engineer 1959
Virginia Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers

Membership and Affiliations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Virginia State Bar
Board of Governors of the Intellectual Property Law Section
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
National Lawyers Association
4th Degreee Knights of Columbus
Catholic Business Network of Northern Viginia

Admissions
Virginia State Bar (1964)
District of Columbia Bar(1964)
U.S. Supreme Court (1968)
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th Circuit (1962)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1983)
U.S. Tax Court (1964)
United States Patent & Trademark Office (1964)

Speaking Engagements and Publications
Virginia State Bar Lecturer in Patent Law and Trade Secret Law
Intellectual Property Contributor to “The Virginia Lawyer”
Intellectual Property lecturer, Encore Learning Center

Teaching Experience
Adjunct professor of Intellectual Property at Potomac Law School



Bar Copyright, Trademarks & Entertainment
Adam D. Mandell
Jeff Cohen
Jeff Smith
Michael S. Culver
Scott J. Major

Patent
> Al Branigan
Anthony J. Zelano
Brion P. Heaney
Csaba Henter
Diana Hamlet-Cox, Ph.D.
Harry B. Shubin
Jennifer Branigan
John A. Sopp
Larry S. Millstein, Ph.D.
Richard J. Traverso
Ryan Pool
William ("Bill") Nixon
 
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mail@mwzb.com
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