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Marc E. Brown

Marc E. Brown

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: November 15, 2019




Marc E. Brown is a registered patent attorney with more than 30 years of experience in the preparation, prosecution and litigation of patents, as well as with teaching others about them.
 
Brown has been repeatedly recognized as an “IP Star” in Managing IP Handbook, as one of “Southern California’s Top-Rated Lawyers” by Law.com, and has the highest peer rating of “AV Preeminent” in Martindale-Hubbell. He has represented clients in the procurement, evaluation and enforcement of high-technology patents, with particular expertise in computer hardware, software, the internet, electronics and biomedical devices.
 
Brown’s writings on intellectual property law have been 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 numerous legal conferences, trade shows and universities. He has also been 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. He 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 this court with major patent infringement lawsuits brought against the U.S. 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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