Overview

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 and is routinely recognized for his work in high-profile intellectual property matters. American Lawyer has twice named Brandon and his team “Litigators of the Week” for securing multi-hundred-million trial verdicts, highlighting Brandon’s ability to “adeptly present complex technical information” to a jury. The Legal 500 praised Brandon as a “rising star in IP litigation,” highlighting his “very smooth demeanor” and “excellent ability to question witnesses in the courtroom.” Super Lawyers also lists Brandon as a “Rising Star” and Benchmark Litigation lists Brandon as a “Future Star.”

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.

Brandon also serves as Co-Chair of Kirkland’s Recruiting Committee for its Bay Area offices.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Fortifying the Safe Harbors: Reevaluating the DMCA in a Web 2.0 World, Berkeley Technology Law Journal (23 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 437) (2008).

Recognition

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.

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009California

Courts

  • 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)

Education

  • 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