Brad Liu

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Cleveland, Ohio

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Brad Liu
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation

Licensed in Ohio since: 2015

Education: The University of Akron School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Chinese-Mandarin

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

1405 East Sixth Street
The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114 Phone: 216-622-8200 Email: Brad Liu Visit website


Brad Liu is a Partner with the firm’s Intellectual Property group. He also serves as Associate Director, International Business – Asia. Brad is a U.S. patent attorney and a qualified Chinese patent agent.

Brad Liu primarily counsels clients around the globe on patent prosecution, design-around assistance, freedom to operate, patentability and validity opinion. He is a patent attorney with first-hand experiences before both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Intellectual Property Administration of China (CNIPA). He has extensive experience with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent filing and prosecution process, as well as Track One Prioritized Examination under the USPTO.

Brad is actively involved with intellectual property litigation matters, especially in factual investigation, discovery and claim construction stages. He takes an active role to prepare foreign witnesses for U.S. depositions and trials. Experienced in both U.S. and Chinese legal systems, Brad counsels clients to understand litigation procedures and develop strategies for complex litigation in foreign jurisdictions. He also counsels clients regarding post grant proceedings under the USPTO.

Beyond his intellectual property practice, Brad provides counseling for the firm's Asian vendor clients, including establishing business in the U.S. He works closely with Calfee’s Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice group to protect Asian vendors’ interests and to maximize their recoveries in U.S. bankruptcy proceedings.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Brad worked for several years as a patent specialist for a Chinese intellectual property law firm and as a control engineer for a Chinese energy company before joining Calfee as a Law Clerk in 2013. He became an attorney in 2015, and he was elected Partner in 2022.

First Admitted: 2015, Ohio

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Educational Background:
  • Ashland University, MBA, 2011
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, B.E., Measurement Control Technology & Instruments, 2005
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Kathleen O’Malley American Inn of Court, Associate, 2021
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, 2015

Office location for Brad Liu

1405 East Sixth Street
The Calfee Building
Cleveland, OH 44114


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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