- J.D., cum laude, St. John’s University School of Law, 2001
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, 1991
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 1990
- The State of New York
- The U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- The U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
- State Bar of New York
- Federal Circuit Bar Association
- New York Intellectual Patent Law Association
Brett Cooper is a principal in McKool Smith’s New York office. He is a registered patent attorney who has represented domestic and international companies in high-stakes patent litigation for more than ten years. Mr. Cooper has participated in numerous hearings and trials, including proceedings in District Courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), and has successfully briefed and argued numerous discovery disputes. He represents clients from a diverse range of industries, including wireless telecommunication, smartcard technology, software development, and semiconductor manufacturing.
Prior to law school, Mr. Cooper worked as an engineer for the State of New York and later for a joint venture of Air Products and Chemicals and Browning Ferris Industries called American Ref-Fuel Company, which generated energy from refuse and was involved in related business activities. After graduating from law school, Mr. Cooper served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joanna Seybert, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
- BTG International v. Samsung Electronics, et al. (E.D. Tex.); Certain MLC Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same, Inv. 337-TA-683. Represented BTG International Inc. in an International Trade Commission investigation that proceeded to hearing and then settled against Samsung (and others) for patent infringement involving Multi-Level Cell flash memory chips.
- Good Technology v. Excitor. Represented Good Technology in a patent litigation brought in the Southern District of New York involving technology relating to secure email solutions.
- JPMorgan Chase v. Affiliated Computer Services. Represented Affiliated Computer Services in an action filed by J.P.Morgan Chase in the District of Delaware, alleging infringement of patents regarding the technology involved in outsourced state-governed child support payments.
- Lexos Media v. Zynga. Representation of Lexos Media in a patent litigation pending in the Southern District of New York relating to the infringement of patents covering cursor animation.
- T-Mobile (MetroPCS). Representation of T-Mobile (MetroPCS) in several patent litigations brought against the company alleging infringement of patents. Jurisdictions include the District of Delaware, the Southern District of California, the Eastern District of Texas, the Southern District of New York, as well as other jurisdictions.
- Wi-LAN Inc. Representation of Wi-LAN Inc. in multiple patent infringement actions in the Eastern District of Texas and the Northern District of California against manufacturers of laptops, routers, semiconductors and handsets, involving Wi-Fi, LTE, CDMA2000, Bluetooth, and other wireless standards and technologies.
Professional & Community Activities
- Registered Engineer in Training (EIT)
- December 21, 2010
- May 21, 2008