Brandon Hupka is dedicated to furthering his client’s intellectual property needs and enforcing their rights. His practice focuses on both litigation and client practice across several industries, primarily relating to the life sciences, biotechnology, and medical devices. Brandon’s experience in ecology and evolution, a highly multidisciplinary field of biology, has given him exposure to a diverse range of problems and technologies in the life sciences.
Brandon graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2022. He was Executive Notes Editor for Hastings Law Journal where he edited and approved student notes for publication and oversaw the notes team. He also founded and was president of Hastings’ Native American Law Students Association, and is an alumni member of Hastings’ Restorative Justice Advisory Board. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Brandon worked at the Hastings Workers’ Rights Clinic as a clinical intern to help clients receive pandemic-related unemployment benefits. He also competed on the Hastings Moot Court team, ranked first nationwide.
Brandon graduated from Purdue University in 2015 with a B.S. in Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences and a minor in German. At Purdue, he was an undergraduate researcher in a molecular biology lab researching metallothionein expression in stressed plants. Brandon graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018 with an M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology where he wrote his master’s thesis on the functional morphology of sea otter tool-use behavior.
Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Brandon worked at Knobbe Martens as a summer associate in 2021.
University of California – Hastings – School of Law, J.D.
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), M.S.
Purdue University, B.S.
State Bar of California
Media, Advertising & Entertainment
Medical Devices & Procedures
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Mayor George R. Moscone Scholarship (2021), Justice Wiley W. Manual Scholarship (2021), Brian D. Monaghan ’70 Scholarship (2022)