Brian W. Hayes


Phone: (612) 436-9613

Brian’s practice at Carlson Caspers concentrates on patent and copyright litigation, as well as intellectual property licensing.  He has handled a variety of intellectual property matters, particularly in the agricultural, medical device, computer software and hardware industries, and is experienced in developing trial strategies in actions for patent infringement, copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.  Brian has substantial experience in all aspects and phases of intellectual property litigation, and also handles a number of intellectual property licensing matters.

Brian also has substantial experience in conducting patent infringement and validity studies, as well as counseling on intellectual property issues with respect to mergers and acquisitions. Brian was named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in 2008 and 2010-2014.


Harvard Law School

Harvard College
A.B., cum laude, History


Minnesota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit