Brit Nelson has been practicing Intellectual Property law across a broad spectrum of transactional and litigation matters for nearly 30 years. Prior to his legal career, he amassed 10 years of hands on, practical industrial experience as a mechanical engineer in design and manufacturing in aerospace and oil field applications, and is a licensed professional engineer. He transitioned to law school while supporting a family and began practicing intellectual property in 1992.
Brit has served as counsel to clients in matters involving: preparing and handling thousands of patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution files domestically and internationally through foreign counsel; patent, trademark, and copyright licensing; trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, and patent litigation; intellectual property audits; conducting due diligence with teams of corporate and merger attorneys; domain name disputes; trademark and patent noninfringement and invalidity opinions; freedom to operate product and process clearance opinions; design around analyses; and negotiations of agreements affecting IP rights.
Brit has handled patents for a variety of technologies as well. Examples include medical devices (cannulas, pumps, ureteral stents, esophageal stents, orthopedic devices), spectroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging markers, training tools for physically challenged persons, photocatalytic gas filtering systems, onshore chemical processing plants, offshore floating platforms, solar energy applications, oil field equipment, new forms of propulsion, green energy, solar and wind turbines, software, jet engine monitoring systems, foods, process flow sensors, on-body movement detectors determined by antenna reflection coefficients, and ENZ energy absorbers.
B.S., Engineering, Texas A&M University
J.D., Baylor Law School
- Baylor Law Review
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Brit has served as counsel to clients such as:
- Micro Cap Entities to Large Cap International Business Entities
- Privately Held Entities
- Research Institutions
Brit’s practice experience spans multiple industries, including:
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.), Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2024
- Patent Star, Managing Intellectual Property — IP Stars, 2020-2023
- Global IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2018
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Colorado
- Houston Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas, Registered Professional Engineer, Inactive
- Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Former Director
- Texas A&M Bar Association, Former Director and President
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
July 28, 2023Attorney News
‘Managing IP’ Recognizes Brit Nelson, Wasif Qureshi, and Jackson Walker’s Patent Prosecution Team in 2023 Edition
Managing IP has recognized Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi as 2023 Patent Stars in Texas and on the national level, and has also named Jackson Walker as a recommended law firm in Texas for patent prosecution.
May 10, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Managing IP has selected Houston partners Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi as 2022 Patent Stars in Texas.
July 14, 2021Attorney News
Managing IP has recognized Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi as 2021/22 “IP Stars” for Texas, and has named Jackson Walker as a recommended law firm in Texas for patent prosecution.
January 15, 2021Client Results
San Antonio partner Stephanie L. Chandler, who led the Jackson Walker team handling the transaction, said, “We were honored to advise KEEPS on this transaction, which will help them continue their expansion, accelerate their innovation, and invest in sales and marketing.”
June 1, 2020Attorney News
Jackson Walker is proud to announce that Houston partners Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi have been recognized as 2020 IP Stars for Texas by Managing Intellectual Property.
August 14, 2018Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents Bridger Logistics in Successful Divestiture of Saltwater Disposal, Crude Oil Truck Transportation, and Logistics Businesses
Jackson Walker successfully represented a subsidiary of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. in the sale of its saltwater disposal, crude oil truck transportation, and logistics businesses to subsidiaries controlled by the largest North American operator of travel centers and the fourth-largest tanker fleet in the U.S.
May 21, 2018Attorney News
Jackson Walker is proud to announce Houston partners Brit Nelson and Wasif Qureshi have been recognized as Global IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine.
March 14, 2018Client Results
Jackson Walker successfully represented global commodity merchant Castleton Commodities International LLC (CCI) in its acquisition, through one of its subsidiaries, of Enstor Energy Services LLC (EES), the natural gas trading business of Avangrid Renewables Holdings Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Avangrid Inc., a $32 billion diversified energy and utility company.