Design Engineer Lewis Brande

Over 40 years experience as a lead structures design engineer, designing primary and secondary structure and subsystems on aircraft and extensively participated in other phases of engineering for Fortune 500 aircraft manufacturing firms. Participated in all aspects of the design and manufacturing process to include materials and processes selection, testing, manufacturing engineering, drafting processes and procedures for structural design and collaboration. Familiar with many 3D CAD/CAM systems. Assisted in testing and Liaison engineering with Mil-STD-1520 signature authority. Since 1995 prosecuting utility and design patents, and prosecuting Trademarks.


Of Counsel, Patent Law Offices of Rick Martin, P.C. 2017-Present: Patent Prosecution and Litigation Support
Co-Counsel for Moderustic, Inc. in American Fireglass vs. Moderustic, Inc.
Sierra Nevada Corporation, 2017-Present: Structures Designer 3 Dream Chaser
Arrowhead Products, Inc., 2013-2016: Lead Design Engineer on Boeing Space Launch Systems, Designed the Ducts for the liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen
Boeing Commercial Aircraft, 2012-2013, Engineer in the Structures Repair Manual Group Writing repair manuals for the Boeing B787-9
Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2011-2012, Structural Design Engineer in the Control Surfaces Group. Assisted in the design of the flaps and ailerons for the F-35A/B/C
Northrop Grumman Corporation, 1985-2011, Lead Structural Design Engineer on the B-2 Spirit, F/A18E/F Super Hornet, F35A/B/C Lightning II, and Black Programs.
E-Systems, 1984-1985, Design Engineer on Modifying large commercial and military airliners.
General Dynamics, 1981-1984, Lead Design Engineer on the F-16C/D Fighting Falcon.
Grumman Aerospace, 1977-1981, Structures Design Engineer on a variety of aircraft and spacecraft.
Western State University College of Law – Juris Doctor 1989-1993
Polytechnic Institute of New York – Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering 1979-1981
Polytechnic Institute of New York – Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering 1977-1989
Polytechnic Institute of New York – Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering 1975-1977
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office #39,545: 1995
California #167,029: 1994
Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Federal District Court of California, Southern District
Federal District Court of California, Central District