Britten Sessions

Associate Dean, IP at Lincoln Law School of San Jose

Britten Sessions has years of experience at every stage of the patent process, including early-stage IP opportunities, strategic preparation and procurement of patents and alignment of patent portfolios with business strategies.

Mr Sessions manages the IP department at the Lincoln Law School of San Jose. He also founded and directs the school’s IP clinic, which is the only non-American Bar Association school to be accepted into the USPTO clinic programme and the only IP clinic in Silicon Valley. He teaches classes relating to intellectual property, patent practice and portfolio strategies. He has also authored several peer-reviewed publications and many IP-related books.

Further, as a patent attorney at Zilka-Kotab PC, Mr Sessions provides patent and licensing-related legal counsel to groups of all sizes – from individual inventors to Fortune 500-sized companies. He has advised on hundreds of patent enforcement, acquisition, licensing and other monetisation transactions. To that end, he has assisted companies in monetising patent assets yielding more than $80 million in returns. In addition, he has assisted in turning unmarketable pending patent portfolios into viable revenue streams supported by seven to eight-digit transactions.

Mr Sessions has been repeatedly recognised as a lawyer by Super Lawyers (2016-2019) and listed in the Top 40 under 40 by Silicon Valley Business Journal (2016). Further, he chaired the high-tech section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association for the 2015 to 2016 year. He is also active in the community, providing many free presentations relating to intellectual property every year.

While Mr Sessions specialises in every stage of the patent process, one key differentiator is his expertise in early-stage IP opportunities, which combines his talents of early recognition of winning technology, strategic procurement of enforceable patents and development of licensing-focused business strategies from the ground up.

Professional associations

  • NAPP


  • Electronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Telecommunications

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Lincoln Law School of San Jose
San Jose CA
United States

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