G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.

J.D., 2008, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; Ph.D. in Experimental Solid State Physics, 2000, Imperial College, University of London; B.S. Physics, 1996, Imperial College, University of London.

Dr. Serapiglia's intellectual property law practice includes work in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright law. He has four years experience as a post-doctoral researcher in the Physics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also lectured physics. His research has centered around fabrication and testing of lasers, detectors, data acquisition systems, and high frequency circuits, using clean room microfabrication, quantum engineering, and theoretical (computational) modeling of the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor materials.

Technical emphasis: optoelectronic and electronic devices (including lasers/LEDs/solar cells, organic devices, power electronics, electronic and photonic circuits and components), optics (imaging/LIDAR), materials (nanotechnology, composite materials, polymers, 3D printing, superconductors), quantum engineering (including quantum computation and cryptography), aerospace (structures and propulsions systems), medical devices (imaging, analyte sensors), computer implemented applications, communications and control systems.

Registrations: California State Bar; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Affiliations: (Organizer of Washington in the West Conference 2009); Association of University Technology Managers (Public Policy Legal Task Force Committee Member); Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar.


Chair "Washington in the West"
January, 2009 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.
LAIPLA Seminar

Panelist - “Patents In Space” (discussing commercialization of space technologies)

2019 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.

AUTM Western Region Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2019

Patenting in the University Environment

2019 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

Panelist - “Evaluation of Academic Disclosures For Patent Prosecution.”

2018 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.

AUTM Western Region Meeting,  Boulder, Co, 2018


Ultrafast Tunable Antenna-Coupled Quantum-Well THz Detectors Operating Above 100K
September, 2005 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.
Joint 30th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 13th International Conference on Terahertz-Electronics (IRMMW-THz 2005), Williamsburg, VA
(G. B. Serapiglia, M. S. Sherwin, M. Hanson, M. F. Doty, P. Focardi, W. R. McGrath and A. C. Gossard)
Detection of Terahertz Light with Intersubband Transitions in Semiconductor Quantum Wells

April, 2002 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.
Proceedings of Far-IR Sub-mm and mm Detector Technology Workshop
(C. Cates, G. B. Serapiglia,Y. Dora, J. Heyman, J. B. Williams and M. S. Sherwin
Tunable Antenna-coupled Intersubband Terahertz (TACIT) Mixers: The Quantum Limit Without the Quantum Liquid

April, 2002 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.
Proceedings of Far-IR Sub-mm and mm Detector Technology Workshop
(M. S. Sherwin, C. Cates, B. Serapiglia, Y. Dora, J. B. Williams, K. Maranowski, A. C. Gossard, W. R. McGrath)

Nonequilibrium Electron Distributions in a Three-Subband InGaAs/InAlAs Quantum Well Studied Via Double Resonance Spectroscopy

August, 2000 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.
Applied Physics Letters, vol. 77, 857-859
(G. B. Serapiglia, K. L. Vodopyanov and C. C. Phillips)
Laser-Induced Quantum Coherence in a Semiconductor Quantum Well

January, 2000 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.
Physical Review Letters, vol. 84, no. 5, pp. 1019-1022.
(G. B. Serapiglia, E. Paspalakis, C. Sirtori, K. L.Vodopyanov and C. C. Phillips)
Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generation in Asymmetric Double-Quantum Wells

May, 1998 G. Brendan Serapiglia, Ph.D.
Applied Physics Letters, vol.72, p.2654-2656
(K. L. Vodopyanov, K. O’Neill, G. B. Serapiglia, C. C. Phillips, M. Hopkinson, I. Vurgaftman and J. R. Meyer)