Brian L. Laning, Associate


Brian Laning is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Brian focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of biomechanics, biomedical instrumentation, and mechanical engineering. Brian also conducts analyses regarding patentability and freedom to operate opinions. His core technical experience is in the field of biomechanical engineering.

Prior to law school, Brian designed, constructed, tested and repaired experimental systems for basic science research while working as an Engineer at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His work also included generating schematic diagrams for experimental devices and systems, and compiling testing and analysis data into publishable quality formats.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
    • Marquette Law Review 2016-2017, Member
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Criminal Law; Legal Analysis, Writing and Research 1; Appellate Writing and Advocacy; Evidence
  • Marquette University (B.S., 2012)
    • Degree: Biomechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Milwaukee Innovation Corps, National Science Foundation, August 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Eureka Award for Social Impact, Milwaukee Business Journal, May 2014