D. Brian Shortell is an associate in Ballard Spahr LLP‘s Intellectual Property department and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and Life Sciences/Technology Group. He is a member of the chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device practice teams, and leads the nanotechnology practice team in the Patents Group. He concentrates on patent prosecution, client counseling and opinion work, and intellectual property and technology litigation.
Shortell is a registered patent attorney. His technical experience includes industrial chemical research and postdoctoral chemical research, which focused on organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and characterization, molecular electronics, nanotechnology, and the synthesis and characterization of novel chiral atropisomers. His experience also includes academic grant writing and teaching chemistry at the undergraduate level.