Peter Brown

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.

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Outsourcing to India: Privacy Law Clarified

India’s $41 billion dollar outsourcing industry and its clients can breathe a sigh of relief; the Indian Government has issued an official clarification concerning their new broad privacy regulations. As noted in an earlier blog, in April 2011, India adopted new privacy rules under the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal … Continue Reading

New Indian Privacy Law Impacts U.S. Companies

In the United States, India is synonymous with outsourced data processing services and customer service call centers for credit card issuers, banks and retailers.  The flow of data between the two countries has been unrestricted and, to a large extent, unregulated.  This has now been changed. In April 2011, India adopted new privacy regulations known … Continue Reading

Practicing Law Institute Explores Key Considerations in Cloud Vendor Agreements

One of the most significant trends in technology is the growing acceptance of cloud computing. Cloud computing is the on-demand network access to a shared pool of computing resources which can be rapidly deployed or contracted.  Many companies are using the cloud computing model to offer their proprietary software as a service (SaaS) which can … Continue Reading