About Us

Intellectual Property Law Firm

About Us

Brad Heisler is the founder of Heisler & Associates, where he serves as the principal lawyer. Carmen McCarty joined the firm in 1996 and currently holds the position of intellectual property paralegal. She collaborates with Mr. Heisler in implementing protection strategies and managing our clients' patent and trademark portfolios.

Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Heisler and the firm with an 'AV' rating, the highest possible recognition for legal expertise and ethical standards.

Bradley P. Heisler

Legal Experience

Mr. Heisler earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1991. Since then, he has demonstrated extensive expertise by successfully filing and prosecuting many hundreds of patent applications both in the U.S. and internationally. Additionally, he has registered hundreds of trademarks and played a crucial role in patent and trademark litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Heisler has successfully argued a number of cases before the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). See In re St. Helena Hospital, 774 F.3d 747, 113 USPQ2d 1082 (Fed. Cir. 2014).

Mr. Heisler has provided valuable assistance to clients, guiding them through licensing processes and facilitating the sale of their inventions to industry. He has also been instrumental in securing intellectual property rights in foreign countries. In 1994, Mr. Heisler founded Heisler & Associates in Roseville, California, following a five-year tenure as a law clerk and as an associate attorney with the Law Offices of Bloom & Kreten in Sacramento, California.

Technical Experience

Mr. Heisler earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with honors (Mechanical Engineering emphasis) from Walla Walla University in 1988. His studies encompassed a diverse range of disciplines, including machine design, engineering materials, thermodynamics, circuit analysis, computer programming, control systems, and instrumentation.

While studying engineering, Mr. Heisler assisted in the development of a proton beam radiation therapy system at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Mr. Heisler has over a decade of experience tutoring general physics at Weimar University. He became an adjunct professor in 2023, teaching general physics. Mr. Heisler has an amateur radio license (general classification, call sign KM6YLT).


Mr. Heisler is a frequent lecturer on various intellectual property topics. He has delivered presentations to esteemed organizations, including:

  • Business Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association
  • University of California, Davis, School of Law Intellectual Property Student Association presentations
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (guest lecturer for the Intellectual Property course)
  • Sacramento/Sierra Nevada Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Sacramento Chapter of the American Marketing Association, trademarks presentation
  • Sierra College Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneur course (guest lecturer)
  • Various Rotary Club presentations
  • Learning Exchange, Protecting Your Inventions course
  • California Lawyers for the Arts IP law presentations
  • Dozens of presentations at overseas law firms


Mr. Heisler has been a member of the California Bar (Bar Number: 155,149) since 1991 and has also been a registered patent attorney since 1992 (Registration Number: 35,892).