Brett received his bachelors’ degrees in physics and economics from Utah State University. He then completed a European Master in Law & Economics (LL.M.) via an Erasmus Mundus joint degree program; his master’s has an emphasis on the economic analysis of innovation and intellectual property law. He continued his education at Ohio State University where he got his law degree (JD). While at Ohio State, he worked as a Licensing Assistant for just under two years, handling licensing matters, invention disclosures, prior art searches, and commercialization and assessment reports.