Bryan Foster focuses his practice on intellectual property matters with a particular emphasis in the areas of software, electronics, and computer technologies. His practice includes patent litigation in numerous jurisdictions, post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and strategic patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Foster provides effective, cost-effective solutions for his clients including litigation, Inter Partes Review (IPR), Covered Business Method (CBM) Review, and Post Grant Review (PGR).

Mr. Foster represents companies that specialize in electronics and software such as handheld device manufacturers, network providers, and developers of web-based applications and database technologies. He has represented these companies as defendants in patent litigations as well as before the patent office in post-grant proceedings. Mr. Foster has also helped clients develop patent portfolios by effectively prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Foster owned a consulting firm. He has experience designing and managing websites, web-based applications, and databases, among other technologies. Mr. Foster was an Editorial Board Member of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology and, in 2012, received the North Carolina Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section's Individual Pro Bono Award.

Professional & Community Activities

21st Judicial District Bar, Member

Forsyth County Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Member


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2010)
  • University of Virginia, B.S., Electrical Engineering (2007)
    with high distinction, Specialization in Digital Logic Design

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (2010)
  • District of Columbia (2017)
  • Alabama (2017)


  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina (2010)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (2011)

Who We Are

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
t +1 336.607.7363
f +1 336.734.2618
Suite 900, 607 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20005-2018

Bryan S. Foster

Experience Highlights

Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility LLC
Defending Motorola Mobility LLC in the District of Delaware. Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement action against Motorola accusing more
Patent prosecution and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the more
Thought, Inc. v. Oracle Corporation
Successfully defended patent infringement case in the Northern District of California for client Oracle against Thought, Inc. involving seven patents more
Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Serves as lead counsel in Inter Partes Review proceeding before the United States Patent and Trademark Office challenging the validity of U.S. Patent more