Bruce E. Black

Branch Partners Partner Bruce E. Black

Bruce E. Black, PH.D.



Dr. Bruce E. Black is a registered patent attorney and specializes in domestic and international patent procurement, client counseling, licensing, and due diligence for innovations in the areas of medical devices, chemistry, physics, materials science, biotechnology, mechanical arts, and software. Dr. Black has served a variety of clients ranging from multinational corporations to small start-up companies and individual inventors. With a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Dr. Black combines a strong scientific background and legal training to assist clients in obtaining and making use of their intellectual property rights. He has particular experience in patent preparation, prosecution and counseling in the fields of medical devices, optics, semiconductors, superconductors, lasers, solid state physics, RF and radar electronics, television/display technologies, software, electrochemical and optical sensors, organic and organometallic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymers and DNA assays. Previously, Dr. Black was a member of the legal affairs department at 3M Company where he supported 3M’s optical and display business units.

Practice Areas

Education & Bar Admissions

B.S. Chemistry (University of Utah, 1988)

Ph.D. Chemistry (Univeristy of California at Berkeley, 1993)

J.D. (Yale Law School, 1996)

Admitted in Washington, Minnesota, and New York

All New York State Courts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office