Marc E. Brown represents clients in the procurement, evaluation, enforcement and defense of high technology patents, trademarks (including domain names), trade secrets and copyrights, with emphasis on computer hardware, software, the internet, electronics and biomedical devices. Marc also performs due diligence studies, renders patentability and freedom to operate opinions, and negotiates and drafts software development and patent licensing agreements, as well as other technology-transfer agreements.
Marc teaches patent preparation, prosecution and counseling as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He also mentors new scientific advisors at McDermott on how to prepare and prosecute patents.
Marc is a widely published author on intellectual property law. He has been invited to speak at several legal conferences, trade shows and universities.
Marc is admitted to practice before numerous federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate levels. He served as law clerk and technical advisor to the US Court of Claims (now called the US Claims Court) in Washington, DC.
Marc held an Advanced Class Amateur Radio Operator’s License (WB6WRI) and designed digital systems, analog circuity, servo systems and R.F. equipment. He has written database, web scraping and other software programs. Marc earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
Prepares and prosecutes US patent applications and manages the procurement of foreign-counterpart patents on behalf of Fortune 100 clients, including The University of Southern California and Linear Technologies
Managed one of the largest patent infringement lawsuits ever filed that was directed against $6 billion in sales of client/server computing technology
Procured US Patents 8,658,710 and 8,796,347 directed to wear-resistant joint replacements, after multiple predecessor firms and had been unable to do so for more than a decade
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
Managing IP Star, 2013 to 2018
Law.com, Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers
George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors, 1979
Case Western Reserve University, BS, Electrical Engineering, with high honors, 1975
Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUS District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US Patent and Trademark Office
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