Brian M. Hoffman

Partner, Intellectual Property  

San Francisco 415.875.2484


Brian counsels clients on data privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property matters—guiding emerging startups to multinational corporations through a range of issues, including privacy compliance, data usage and security, strategic intellectual property protection and technology transactions.

He frequently helps companies developing new and emerging technologies or operating in changing legal landscapes, including machine learning, computer security, electronic commerce, encryption and digital rights management, electronic content delivery, augmented and virtual reality, gaming and blockchain. 

Additionally, Brian has extensive experience providing strategic patent counseling and portfolio management for some of the world’s leading technology companies. He uses his deep experience analyzing patents and prior art to craft offensive and defensive strategies for patent litigations and post-grant proceedings, including inter partes reviews.​