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Brian Howard

Vice President, Analytics

Mr. Howard analyzes RPX’s rich litigation, market, and prosecution data to provide strategic insight on the patent industry to RPX, its clients, and policy makers. He also manages the collection of data from public sources and proprietary RPX studies that support these analyses.

Mr. Howard comes to RPX from Lex Machina, where he served as Associate General Counsel and Legal Data Scientist, publishing reports on litigation trends in various practice areas. Before moving into analytics, he was an associate at the Durie Tangri law firm in San Francisco, and previously at Quinn Emmanuel, where he worked on the Apple v. HTC/Motorola/Samsung patent litigation. Mr. Howard received a JD and a MA in Legal History in 2009 from University of Virginia.

Prior to law school, Mr. Howard was on the teaching faculty of the Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis, MO, teaching Ancient and AP European History and Precalculus, as well as serving as Director of Technology. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 2004 in History and Computer Science.