Brandon Brown is a trial lawyer, specializing in high-tech patent, trade secret, and copyright intellectual property litigation in U.S. Federal Courts and at the International Trade Commission. Brandon has successfully managed trial teams to jury and bench trial victories, conducted cross and direct examinations of both fact and expert witnesses in Federal Court, and successfully argued summary judgment motions, discovery disputes, and other critical issues. Brandon’s successes in litigation have distinguished him as a Super Lawyers magazine “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property litigation in Northern California and a “Future Star” in California by Benchmark Litigation.
Brandon brings a strong technical background with him into the courtroom, which includes both academic and professional experience as a computer scientist. In addition to his time in the court, Brandon leverages his legal and technical experience to provide strategic counseling to a number of high-profile clients and matters.
Apart from his law practice, Brandon serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Youth Leadership Institute, a five-million dollar a year non-profit organization with seven offices throughout California. The Youth Leadership Institute, or YLI, fosters youth engagement in civic action and trains non-traditional young leaders through hands-on advocacy in their communities and schools. Brandon also volunteers with the Bay Area and Silicon Valley Urban Debate Leagues, which work with local public schools to create debate programs for youth to find their voice, argue issues important to their community, all while receiving mentorship from professionals in their communities.
Fortifying the Safe Harbors: Reevaluating the DMCA in a Web 2.0 World, Berkeley Technology Law Journal (23 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 437) (2008).
Named a "Future Star" in California by Benchmark Litigation, 2021.
Repeatedly named a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation by the Northern California Super Lawyers magazine from 2018–2020.
Repeatedly named one of Northern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers by San Francisco Magazine from 2018–2020.
Admissions & Qualifications
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (pro hac vice)
- University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2009
Senior Article Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2008–2009
Article Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2007–2008
Fellow, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
Law and Technology Program Certification
- Boston UniversityB.A., Computer Science & Criminal Justicecum laude2006