Charles H. Brown, III | Partner
Practice Areas: Categories: Licensing, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Mechanical/Aerospace, Trademarks
Chip Brown is an accomplished litigator with more than twenty five years of experience representing clients as lead counsel in complex commercial and technology disputes, many through jury trials and appeals. Chip focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and client counseling. He has represented a diverse set of clients from small businesses to large corporations
Chip has extensive experience litigating patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition claims in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has handled patent infringement cases involving a variety of services and products, including juvenile products, synthetic fuel technology, ventilation duct technology, beverage packaging, post-operative warming blankets, fuel nozzle technology, RV bed design, formed concrete technology, conveyor roller construction technology, and bill of lading processing and transmission technology. He is a co-author of the Patent Local Rules for the Southern District of Ohio adopted in 2010.
Chip also counsels clients on strategies to safeguard commercial applications for innovative technologies using patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection, licensing and enforcement practices. He has streamlined and revised corporate policies to better protect confidential business information including drafting non-disclosure and non-compete agreements. And he has successfully shutdown rogue websites containing infringing or defamatory material. Chip has tried numerous injunction cases for trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition to successful conclusion.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Chip held management positions in manufacturing operations and industrial engineering with Proctor & Gamble, including managing an organization of 100 union and management employees. In 2011, Chip was tapped by the Ohio Auditor of State to lead improvements in Medicaid fraud detection. Chip brought his leadership and investigative skills to bear resulting in a four-fold improvement in detection of Medicaid fraud.
Chip and his family live in Wyoming, Ohio.
U.S Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals: Fourth, Sixth and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Courts: Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio, Western District of Michigan
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
College of William and Mary, J.D.
University of Virginia, B.S., Mechanical Engineering.
Preeminent “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America®
Named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine
Ohio Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
Federal Bar Association
Butler County Bar Association
Clermont County Bar Association
Warren County Bar Association
Clinic Advisor of Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Law (2014 to present)
Attorney Advisor for Duke Energy/ECDC Free Legal Advice to Better Your Business, University of Cincinnati College of Law (2014 to present)