Mr. O’Brien received his German law training from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, where he graduated with the German equivalent of a J.D. in1986. In 1988, he received his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. O’Brien started his professional career as a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Munich, Germany, where he completed his master’s thesis in trademark law. Mr. O’Brien completed his master’s thesis and received his Magister Legum in German law from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität 1n 1992.
Mr. O’Brien worked as an attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as an attorney both with private law firms and in corporations.
Currently, Mr. O’Brien has his own firm located in Westborough MA specializing in providing counseling, prosecution, and litigation services to international and domestic clients in the fields of trademark, copyright, general corporate and licensing law.