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About Daniel Harris Brean

Professor Brean researches and writes in the field of intellectual property law, primarily patent law. His published works have addressed issues concerning patent infringement remedies, disruptive technologies, and industrial design. Professor Brean currently teaches the Patent Law & Policy, Patent Office Litigation, International Intellectual Property Law, and Intellectual Property Licensing courses.

Prior to joining Akron Law in 2016, Professor Brean was a shareholder at The Webb Law Firm in Pittsburgh, PA, where his practice focused on patent litigation in district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Brean has regularly appeared and argued cases before the Federal Circuit, and he remains Of Counsel to The Webb Law Firm to continue advising and assisting in patent appeals. Professor Brean is also a former law clerk to the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the Federal Circuit. From 2014-2016, Professor Brean served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching the Patent Law and Advanced Topics in Patent Law courses.

Professor Brean received his JD cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served as the lead articles editor for the Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy, and where he was given the faculty award for excellence in legal scholarship. He received his BS in physics from Carnegie Mellon University.


August 2016 - Present Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Akron School of Law
September 2008 - Present Attorney, The Webb Law Firm

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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  • Licensing Intellectual Property
  • Patent Office Litigation
  • International IP Law
  • Patent Law & Policy


2005 - 2008 JD, University of Pittsburgh ‐ School of Law
2001 - 2005 BS Physics, Carnegie Mellon University ‐ Mellon College of Science

Contact Information

Daniel H. Brean | Assistant Professor of Law
The University of Akron School of Law
Akron, OH  44325-2901
t: 330.972.6794


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