R. Brian Drozd

Oliff PLC
South Tryon Square
201 S. Tryon Street, Suite 1200
Charlotte, NC 28202

Telephone: (704) 375-9249
Facsimile: (704) 375-0729

Email: rdrozd@oliff.com



Practice Areas

Electrical, Trademark


North Carolina, 2007
U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2011
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2003


University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2007
J.D., Juris Doctor

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina, 2002
M.E.M., Master's of Engineering Management

Duke University - Pratt School of Engineering, Durham, North Carolina, 2000
M.S.E.E., Master's of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concentration in Electromagnetics, High Honors

University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1998
B.S.E.E., Bachelor's of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, magna cum laude


Drozd, Brian, Provisional Patent Applications: Benefits and Filing Considerations, TechJournal South, November 2010.

Drozd, Brian, Patent Law Update: Court Rules Against USPTO, IP Links published by the NCBA's Intellectual Property Law Section, Section Vol. 19, No. 4, May 2008.

Drozd, Brian, The Duty of Candor and Sanctions in the International Trade Commission, 8N.C.J.L. & Tech. On. 8 (2007), http://cite.ncjolt.org/8NCJOLTOnlineEd8

Drozd, Brian and Joines, William T., Comparison of Coaxial Dipole Antennas for Applications in the Near-Field and Far-Field Regions, Microwave Journal, Vol. 47 No. 5 (2004), pp. 160-176.

Drozd, R. Brian, Presentation of Fabrication of Hard-Drive Read Heads Using Giant Magnetoresistive (GMR) Effects, Thin Films Conference, San Francisco 1998

Jack Jean, Xuejun Liang, Brian Drozd, Karen Tomko, Yan Wang, Automatic Target Recognition with Dynamic Reconfiguration, Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems, v.25 n.1, p.39-53, May 2000


Co-Chair - EE/CS Committee of the IP Division at the North Carolina Bar Association - Member

Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association; Copyright, Patent & Trademark Carolina Law Association - Member


Named as North Carolina Legal Elite for 2012, 2013, and 2015.

Named as North Carolina Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2012-2017.