Brendan B. Dix

Brendan B. Dix

Partner since 2012
Location:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Phone:
612-504-6698
605-334-1571
Fax:
605-334-1574
Email:

Kaufhold Patent Law, January 2012-present
Partner in the Kaufhold & Dix Patent Law firm. Mr. Dix drafts and prosecutes patent applications, and advises clients on intellectual property issues and strategies, including those related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Gibson County Prosecutor's Office, Princeton, Indiana, 2007-2011
As a Deputy Prosecutor, Mr. Dix was involved with undercover drug interdiction training, misdemeanor and felony trial prosecution, juvenile delinquency matters, preparation and presentation of law enforcement officer educational programs and advised law enforcement officers on site in methamphetamine manufacturing warrant executions.

Private Practice 2010-2011
Drafted patent applications for law firms as an independent contractor.

Oakland City University, Oakland City, Indiana 2008-2011
Adjunct Professor teaching graduate level Business Ethics and Philosophy

ITT Tech, Evansville, Indiana 2008-2011
Mr. Dix served as an Adjunct Professor teaching various courses in the paralegal studies program

Dix & Hermann, LLP, Evansville, Indiana 2005-2007
Founding Partner handling general legal assistance and litigation in areas including but not limited to intellectual property, criminal law, and family law. Also served as a part-time public defender in the juvenile and probate court sector.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, Evansville, Indiana 2004
Deputy Prosecutor handling legal research and child support enforcement.

Private Practice 1997-2003
Mr. Dix worked for an IP firm handling intellectual property exclusively. His areas of experience include but are not limited to client consultation, patent searching and opinions, drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and patent infringement litigation support.

Hobbies and Interests
Mr. Dix enjoys spending time at home or traveling with his wife and two daughters. Mr. Dix is a level 4 USA Hockey certified coach and has been active in the local youth sports community including coaching his eldest daughter in both ice hockey and lacrosse. Mr. Dix enjoys the warm summer months of South Dakota which provide him with the opportunity to spend time on his Harley Davidson and help his daughter's training for waterskiing in the local Catfish Bay Ski Show. . Mr. Dix is also an avid fan of the cinema, music, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, good food, and cooking at home.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1992
  • Indiana, 2004
  • Pennsylvania, 1994

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1993
  • The Johns Hopkins University
    • BSCE - 1990

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor teaching graduate level Business Ethics and Philosophy, Oakland City University, Oakland City, Indiana, 2008 - 2011
  • Adjunct Professor teaching various courses in the paralegal studies program, ITT Tech, Evansville, Indiana, 2008 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Gibson County Prosecutor’s Office, Princeton, Indiana, Deputy Prosecutor, 2007 - 2011
  • Private Practice, 2010 - 2011
  • Dix & Hermann, LLP, Evansville, Indiana, Founding Partner, 2005 - 2007
  • Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, Evansville, Indiana, Deputy Prosecutor, 2004
  • Private Practice, 1997 - 2003