Randall D. Brown
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Randy Brown, Managing Partner in the Fort Wayne, Indiana office, is a member of the firm's Litigation and Intellectual Property Departments. He is a trial attorney who concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, including matters relating to patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, UCC disputes and class actions. Mr. Brown is also a member of the firm's Appellate Practice Group and has handled multiple appeals on behalf of his clients. Mr. Brown has been recognized in the 2007-2012 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Intellectual Property Law and more recently also in the areas of Commercial and "Bet-the-Company" Litigation. He has also been identified in Indiana Super Lawyers. Lead Counsel Experience: · Defended public utility in multi-million dollar dispute with municipality over termination of 35 year lease of electric distribution/transmission system. Guided client through state court and agency litigation while managing media relations in widely publicized dispute. Achieved settlement of claim once valued at over $100 million at de minimis cost to company. · Defended Fortune 500 manufacturer of cutting and drilling equipment in trade secrets dispute with competitor. Defeated motion for injunction, leading to early and cost-effective settlement. · Lead trial counsel representing life insurer in series of patent infringement cases seeking to enforce patents in the insurance industry. · Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement for manufacturer of complex robotics used in the automotive industry. Successfully defended the judgment on appeal to the Federal Circuit. · Trial verdict for manufacturer of commercial furniture products in action seeking to enforce contractual right of first refusal related to sale of business. · Protected intellectual property of manufacturer of extruded aluminum products in multiple actions against competitors and former employees, resulting in agreed injunctions, monetary settlements, and royalty bearing agreements. · Defended Fortune 500 member of joint venture in dispute with other member surrounding integrated supply services provided to large manufacturers. Achieved favorable settlement after early depositions led to detailed counterclaims. · Counseled manufacturer of component parts through true "bet the company" litigation over UCC warranties against infringement asserted by customers who paid in excess of a billion dollars to resolve patent infringement claims. Tied modest settlements to future business resulting in significant increase in client's market share and bottom line. Mr. Brown received his B.S. from Manchester College in 1987. In 1990, he received his J.D. magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, where he served as an associate editor on the Indiana Law Review. He joined Barnes Thornburg in 1990 and is admitted to practice in all Indiana state and federal courts, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. Events 10/01/2008, Attorney Presentation - Patents in the Insurance Industry 12/20/2006, Indiana and Federal Appellate Practice 2006 Update 12/19/2005, Indiana and Federal Appellate Practice: Key Developments and Practical Tips for Success 06/28/2005, Second Quarter BARNEStorming Session - 2005 12/02/2004, Indiana and Federal Appellate Practice 2004 Update 12/13/2002, Indiana Appellate Practice Under the New Rules
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Job position:
Partner
Law Firm Name:
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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Indiana University - Indianapolis
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 1990
Honors:
magna cum laude

School name:
Manchester College
Academic degree:
B.S. - Bachelor of Science
Dates attended:
... - 1987
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