Brian P. Egan


(302) 498-6216 F

Brian represents technology companies in cases involving patent infringement, trade secrets, and other litigation matters.  Brian has experience with a variety of technologies, including medical devices, semiconductors, pesticides, cosmetics, and consumer products.  He regularly represents clients as lead or Delaware counsel in litigation in the District of Delaware.  He has also represented clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in post-grant proceedings.

Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Brian worked for more than ten years as an associate and counsel for a prominent New York law firm.  His IP practice also draws on his technical experience as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where he examined patent applications in the chemical arts.  

He has been recognized for legal excellence by IAM Patent 1000 and as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • PTAB Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Representing medical device manufacturer Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in patent infringement action in the District of Delaware and related Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings concerning transcatheter heart valve technology.
  • Represented biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in patent infringement actions in the District of Delaware and related IPR proceedings concerning real-time PCR technology.
  • Represented communications company Viasat, Inc. in patent infringement action in the District of Delaware concerning VLAN technology.  
  • Represented electronics company Nichia Corporation in the District of Delaware concerning LED technology.  
  • Delaware counsel on various matters for Google LLC and the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. 
  • Represented biotechnology company iBio, Inc. in Delaware Court of Chancery proceedings concerning plant-based pharmaceuticals.


IAM Patent 1000 2019 Again Ranks Morris Nichols in Top Tier for Delaware Patent Litigation

Wilmington, DE (June 17, 2019) – The eighth edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals again ranks the Morris Nichols intellectual property litigation group in the highest tier for Delaware patent litigation. Touting the practice as “a sure bet for the gold tier year in, year out,” the results reflect the... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Promotes Kate Betterly, Brian Egan, Michael Flynn and Dan Matthews to Partner

Wilmington, DE (December 26, 2017) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Kate Betterly, Brian Egan, Michael Flynn and Dan Matthews will become partners, effective January 1, 2018.  “We are thrilled that these outstanding attorneys will be partners at Morris Nichols, and we congratulate them on reaching this... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Attorneys Admitted to Practice in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (March 2, 2016) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce three attorneys were sworn-in to the Delaware bar on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. “We are delighted to welcome these talented Morris Nichols attorneys to the Delaware bar,” said hiring partner Megan Ward Cascio. Morris Nichols Attorneys Sworn-In... Continue Reading