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Bret J. McClay

Of Counsel

Bret, an accomplished patent attorney, is committed to assisting businesses of all sizes in navigating the intricate landscape of patent law.  He is widely recognized for his expertise in computer, mechanical, and material science fields.  With a keen eye for innovation and a deep understanding of effective patent portfolio management, Bret excels in safeguarding his clients' intellectual property interests.  His extensive experience guarantees personalized attention and expert guidance that is tailored to each client's unique needs.

Bret’s areas of practice include artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, blockchain and cryptocurrency, cloud computing, computer hardware, computer vision, compression, data analytics and big data, data security and privacy, digital imaging, graphics, IoT (internet of things), medical, mobile app, network protocol, robotics, software development, virtual and augmented reality, web development, and wireless technologies.

Bret goes beyond the scope of traditional legal counsel.  With a passion for innovation, Bret collaborates closely with clients to understand their technologies and their unique business goals.  This collaborative approach ensures that patents are strategically aligned with each client's vision and objectives under both U.S. and international patent systems.

Education & Credentials


University of California, Irvine

B.S., Computer Science

Chapman Law School, Fowler School of Law


Bar Admission

  • California
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