Brent Clothier

Brent Clothier is a registered patent agent at Henry Patent Law Firm focused on patent preparation and prosecution, including U.S. domestic and international applications. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from individual inventors to small businesses and Fortune 100 companies. His patent experience encompasses the mechanical, materials science, and chemical arts.

Prior to entering the field of patent law, Brent worked at General Electric Global Research as a technical program manager, where he led interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to explore new technologies for commercialization. He is lead inventor on more than 20 patents and worked extensively with in-house counsel in prosecuting these patents to issuance.

Clients value Brent’s technical depth and breadth, which allows him to quickly understand inventors and work efficiently with them to identify and claim essential inventive concepts.

He understands the intellectual property needs of clients, especially in securing patent protection for their inventive endeavors, and he confidently and aggressively represents client interests during all stages of patent preparation and prosecution.

Brent holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral research developed new chemical processes to integrate thin films of magnetoresistive ceramics onto silicon wafers. The resulting hybrid devices yielded highly-sensitive magnetic sensors. Brent’s dissertation was selected by the Department of Energy for patenting and inclusion in its intellectual property portfolio (U.S. Pat. No. 8,974,855).


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Plan II Liberal Arts Honors
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Mechanical Engineering


Brent is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2013).

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