Investor Connect Podcast

In this episode, Hall welcomes Brian Burkinshaw, Founder/Owner of Clearpat Services, LLC.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Clearpat Services is a technology commercialization firm specializing in concept research evaluation, patent novelty, clearance, and accelerated searches, drafting and prosecution of patent applications involving mechanical, medical, and biotech devices, technologies, and processes.

Among their specialties is the ability to help you protect your valuable ideas (Intellectual Property) and help guide you to market commercialization. Their niche is in helping small to mid-size businesses and individual inventors in the Austin and Central Texas area obtain patent protection for your ideas while keeping your costs to a minimum. They can perform the research necessary for patent planning to determine how best to protect your ideas; whether it’s through trade secrets or the generation of patent applications that stand the best chance for patent allowance and issue. Implementing the right strategies can place your company in the best possible position to be favorably considered for growth, venture funding, or acquisition.

Brian Burkinshaw is an inventor and registered US Patent Agent with over 10 years of experience practicing patent law. To his credit, Brian spent nearly six years practicing patent law with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, and Rosati PC, a National Tier 1 firm in Patent law, with global reach in the US, Europe, and Asia. WSGR is consistently recognized as the top biotech IP firm in the country with over 180 experienced patent attorneys, patent agents, and scientific advisors, most of whom possess Ph.D. or other advanced degrees in such areas as biology, chemistry, immunology, biomedical sciences, engineering, or other scientific fields. As a member of the Patents and Innovations team with WSGR, Brian routinely performed patentability searches and landscape analyses, but more importantly, developed a keen focus on drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily involving mechanical, medical, and biotech devices, technologies, and processes, personally drafting nearly 300 applications and helping his clients acquire over 150 high-quality patents. Some of the patented technologies acquired for his clients include next-generation automotive variator transmissions, Lidar (light detection and ranging) sensor technologies, high-tech sports gear and training equipment, advanced, high volume, indoor and hydroponic farming technologies, downhole drilling and fluid recovery technologies, fermentation technologies, programmable technologies, and a virtual plethora of medical implants, instruments and medical device technologies.

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Brian discusses when, what and how to file a patent.

You can visit Clearpat Services, LLC. at

Brian can be contacted via email at, via LinkedIn at, and via phone at (512) 657-6843. 

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