For over fifteen years, Brandt Howell has helped clients secure valuable intellectual property rights by preparing and successfully prosecuting hundreds of complex U.S. and international patent applications.

Relying on his background in computer engineering, Brandt prosecutes patents in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, software, mechanical arts, telecommunication systems, cloud computing, optics, routing protocols, semiconductor photonics, audio processing, video processing, analog and digital signal processing, microprocessor circuitry, test and measurement systems, and other areas.

He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of original U.S. nonprovisional/Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications for video coding technologies, including for high-level syntax, bitstream construction, picture partitioning, inter and intra prediction, image filtering, transforms, omnidirectional/3D video, virtual reality, and point cloud coding. Brandt has prosecuted patents for these (and other) video coding standards:

  • Versatile Video Coding (VVC)/H.266
  • Visual Volumetric Video-based Coding (V3C) and Video-based Point Cloud Compression (V-PCC)
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
  • High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)/H.265
  • ISO/IEC base media file format (ISOBMFF)
  • Other MPEG standards

Brandt also prosecutes high-value standards essential patent applications, including creating and maintaining claim charts to map patent claims to corresponding standards.

He often works closely with law firms and lawyers based outside of the U.S. to help secure intellectual property rights for their clients at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.