Derek J. Brader
Associate | Philadelphia
Derek J. Brader

Derek J. Brader is an associate in the firm’s intellectual property group, where he litigates patent, trademark, and trade secret matters, with a focus on cases involving high technology. Mr. Brader has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts across the country.

Mr. Brader’s litigation experience has involved a wide range of technologies including cellular telephone infrastructure, optics and photonics, cryptographic secure payment technologies, digital television, and surgically implantable medical devices. Mr. Brader has represented manufacturers, financial institutions, and other companies that have significantly invested in their technologies or their brands. 

Mr. Brader graduated first in his class from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. In law school, Mr. Brader served on the Temple Law Review and received the Barenkopf scholarship. Upon graduation, Mr. Brader clerked for Federal Trial Court Judge Paul S. Diamond in Philadelphia. Before law school, Mr. Brader worked as an electrical engineer for L-3 Communications. Mr. Brader’s engineering work involved embedded system design, digital circuit design, and programmable logic design, including field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). Mr. Brader has worked on secure communications systems including Type 1 cryptographic products, secure data radios, and virtual private network systems.

  • Represented Hitachi in a suit in Texas to enforce against foreign manufacturers. Its patents related to video processing technology, the ATSC broadcast standard, and electronics packaging in flat panel televisions.
  • Represented Citibank and Citigroup in a multi-district litigation in Pennsylvania to defend claims that Citi's mobile banking and mobile payment systems infringe Maxim Semiconductor’s patents on cryptographic secure payment technology.
  • Represent SCA, a Swedish manufacturer of personal care products, in suit in Kentucky to enforce its patents against competing manufacturer of pharmacy brand products.
  • Represent QVC to defend trade dress infringement claims against products sold through its retail network.
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    • Cornell University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2002
    • Cornell University, M.E., Electrical Engineering, 2003
    • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2011, summa cum laude
    • Pennsylvania
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Honorable Paul S. Diamond