Brian Arnold


Brian G. Arnold is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology and the Entertainment, Media & Sports Practices. He is an experienced intellectual property attorney who focuses on IP litigation, complex commercial cases involving IP matters, and IP transactions including licensing and portfolio sales. Mr. Arnold has been the lead attorney on numerous cases, managing teams of attorneys and staff, and preparing key personnel to testify in depositions and at trial. He identifies key issues, and he advises senior leadership and boards of directors regarding IP strategy.

Mr. Arnold has handled intellectual property matters involving a wide variety of industries and technologies, including automotive service equipment, computer software, computer storage devices, computer-related imaging systems, cotton, electronics, entertainment, firelogs, food & wine, hospitality, laser amplifiers, medical devices, optical displays, portable digital audio devices, spinal instrument systems, slot machines, and toothbrushes.

Mr. Arnold has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, an honor reserved for less than 5% of all attorneys, in Intellectual Property Litigation in each of the past five years. 

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports



U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Courts

  • Central District of California
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • District of Nevada
  • District of New Hampshire
  • Southern District of Ohio
  • Western District of Tennessee
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Wisconsin


  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
    • President, 2011-2012 
    • Board Member, 2006-2013
  • USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute
    • Planning Committee, 2012-2016
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    • Member, Litigation Committee, 2010-2015
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Member, Patent Litigation Committee, 2008-2012
  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section​, 1999-Present
  • Alliance for Children’s Rights​, 2001-Present 
    • Pro Bono Representation of Adoptive Parents in Over 100 Foster Care Adoptions
    • Snell & Wilmer Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2014-2015 
  • Young & Healthy
    • Board Member​, 2014-2017 


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Juris Doctor, 1996

  • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
    • Technical Editor and Executive Board Member
  • Dean's Honor Roll; Dean's Scholar; Fritz Burns Scholar

Claremont Graduate University

Master of Arts, Education, 1992

  • Emphasis on Secondary Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics & Science Teaching
  • Bracken Fellowship; California Graduate Fellowship; GRE Analytical 800 (perfect score)

Pomona College

Mathematics, 1990

  • Applied Mathematics Emphasis, including Science & Computer Science
  • Dean's Honor Roll; Captain, Varsity Golf Team; Honors at Entrance