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Marc E. Brown

Marc E. Brown

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Marc E. Brown is a partner in the Century City office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and head of the office’s patent procurement practice. 
 
Brown has repeatedly been recognized as an “IP Star” in Managing IP Handbook, was one of “Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers” by Law.com, and has the highest peer rating of “AV Preeminent” in Martindale-Hubbell. He regularly represents clients in the procurement, evaluation, and enforcement of high-technology patents, with particular expertise in computer hardware, software, the internet, electronics, and biomedical devices. As a former patent litigator, he prosecutes patent with a unique litigation perspective. Brown also teaches new Scientific Advisors at McDermott how to prepare and prosecute patents and taught “Patent Prosecution” for many years at Loyola Law School.  
 
Brown’s writings on intellectual property law are widely published. These include Brown on Patents, an interactive, online guide to patents; PatentBites.com, a condensed, interactive guide to patents; the columns “On The Law” in Electronic Business, “Software and the Law” in Dr. Dobb's Sourcebook, “Electronics and the Law” in Electronics; and "Internet Business Method Patents,” an Internet-linked CD containing a compendium of reports and related information on Internet business method patents.
 
Brown has been invited to speak at several legal conferences, trade shows and universities. He also is often contacted by the media for comment on new legal developments.
 
Brown holds a BSEE from Case Western Reserve University and a JD from George Washington University. Brown served as law clerk and technical advisor to the United States Court of Claims (now called the United States Claims Court) in Washington, D.C., and assisted the court with major patent infringement lawsuits brought against the United States government.  
 
Brown is admitted to practice before numerous federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate level, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Los Angeles Times
January 16, 2018
Re: Edward Kleinbard

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