Brian O’Shaughnessy


Brian O’Shaughnessy is an internationally recognized authority in licensing and commercial transactions involving intellectual property rights. He is a Partner in the Washington DC office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP; and the President and Chair of the Board of the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada), Inc.,

Mr. O’Shaughnessy assists clients in developing international intellectual property portfolios; IP-risk avoidance strategies; post-grant proceedings at the USPTO; and other IP-related disputes. He has also been retained as a consulting and testifying expert witness in disputes involving technology licensing. He works with life sciences companies in lifecycle management strategies, and in bringing and resolving Hatch-Waxman litigation. His wide-ranging experience affords a diverse perspective and creative solutions to intellectual property management, licensing, enforcement, and risk avoidance.

Brian has served on the LES USA & Canada Board of Trustees since 2007. Most recently, his Board duties included responsibility for the Society’s public policy positions and external education, including congressional outreach; and, prior to that, he served as Trustee for Education.

Brian has been acknowledged as among the “IAM Strategy 300”, the world’s leading IP strategists, and among the “The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers”, by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine. In 2013, Brian was awarded the Outstanding Alumnus Award by his alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology; and, in 2005, was awarded the RIT College of Science Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Brian O'Shaughnessy