Peter Brown is the national leader of Baker Hostetler’s Technology Law Practice. He maintains an active practice in technology, intellectual property, litigation and technology-related transactions. Mr. Brown also has broad experience in ADR as an advocate, arbitrator and mediator. He has acted as an expert witness in technology and intellectual property matters. Among Mr. Brown’s representative litigation matters are the following:
The recent successful trial and appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals of Scientific Components Corp. v. Sirenza Mcrodevices, Inc.
The trial and appeal of a landmark New York case upholding limitation of liability clauses in computer contracts
The prosecution of the first major litigation involving issues arising from open source software
Acted as lead counsel in the defense of a major U.S. outsourcing vendor in a dispute with a prominent insurance industry customer
Conducted jury and bench trials of technology and commercial trade secret disputes
Mr. Brown has been the lead counsel in litigated matters involving computer software, electronic components, telecom services, outsourcing, financial services, software development disputes, employment law, breach of contract claims, printing industry disputes, international trade issues, patents, trademarks and copyrights. Mr. Brown also has broad experience in technology transactions involving computer systems, electronic commerce, computer games, intellectual property, content distribution, outsourcing, hardware purchases and software licensing. His in-depth understanding of information technology and Internet legal issues has established him as a leading counselor in the structuring and implementation of a wide variety of technology and Internet systems, advisor on venture financing and counseling on data security and privacy.