ALEXANDER D. BROWN

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ALEXANDER D. BROWN

Litigation and Entertainment Law | Partner

Mr. Brown is AV Rated according to the national lawyer rating service, Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating is the highest available rating available to any individual lawyer. Since 2009, Mr. Brown has also been identified each year to be among the Top Lawyers in Florida by the Florida Super Lawyers publication, and has also been recognized by his peers to be one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” lawyers, as noted by Florida Trend magazine.


FLORIDA SUPER LAWYER RISING STAR

LITIGATION AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW

Michael Powell v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. $15M damages, $3M punitives, $2.8M Atty’s Fees

Member Services, et. al. v. Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, et. al. $26 Million dollar Jury Verdict, $10 Million of which is Punitive Damages.

Flip Face USA, LLC v The Home Depot, et. al. Confidential Settlement

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

US District Court, Middle District of Florida

US District Court, Southern District of Florida

US District Court, Western District of New York

US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Federal Circuit Bar Association Member 2010

State Bar of Georgia Member 2010

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Member

Broward County Bar Association Member 2004

Hispanic National Bar Association

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Invitation Only based on Trial Successes )

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Years Experience: Patent Infringement; Over $50M In Awards From IP Cases

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Years Experience: Trademark Applications; Over $50M In Awards From IP Cases

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Intellectual Property Litigation


ABOUT ALEXANDER D. BROWN

REGISTERED PATENT ATTORNEY

Mr. Brown’s work has included negotiating employment and other media agreements with the largest media and entertainment companies in the United States, including with iHeartMedia, Inc. (f/k/a Clear Channel Communications, Inc.), Univision Communications, Inc., and Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., to name a few.  Mr. Brown has also appeared on a variety of nationally syndicated television and radio shows to discuss cutting edge issues in sports, entertainment, and media law.

In the courtroom, Mr. Brown has achieved more than $60 million in jury verdicts, settlements and final judgments.  Amongst his jury trial victories are two that garnered Mr. Brown the recognition of Most Effective Lawyer in 2010 and 2012 by the Daily Business Review’s Annual Most Effective Lawyer publication. And, in 2013 Mr. Brown was named among the ALM Daily Business Review’s 2013 Rising Stars, a list recognizing Florida’s 40 most promising lawyers under the age of 40 who have “wielded influence in their practice areas in South Florida and beyond.”  In 2016, Mr. Brown helped negotiate a confidential settlement on behalf of his client, Uber Promotions, Inc., in a trademark lawsuit brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. wherein Mr. Brown and his team argued that his client had superior rights to the Uber trademark.  Mr. Brown has been involved with many other cases as trial counsel where he has handled issues ranging from insurance coverage disputes to false advertising claims, federal Lanham Act claims, trade secret misappropriation claims, as well as trademark, copyright and patent infringement claims.

From 2007-2010, Mr. Brown prosecuted a three- year long patent infringement litigation against The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., where he successfully proved that The Home Depot engaged in willful patent infringement. The jury awarded his client $15 million following a nearly month long jury trial, followed by additional awards in the amount of $3 million in punitive damages, $2.8 million in attorneys’ fees, and $3.1 million of prejudgment interest being imposed on top of the jury’s verdict by the presiding federal district court judge.  Ultimately, the case was appealed to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal in Washington, D.C. where the trial court’s decision and jury verdict were affirmed in all respects, and Home Depot was required to pay the entire verdict amount of nearly $25 million. See Powell v. Home Depot, US District Court, Southern District of Florida, Case No. 07-80435-CIV Hurley/Hopkins.  Mr. Brown also prosecuted a trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement claim against a large life insurance corporation headquartered in New York where he successfully proved that the defendant companies intentionally misappropriated his clients’ intellectual property. That case resulted in a $26 million jury award that included $10 million in punitive damages. This case was recognized in New York as the number one largest Intellectual Property litigation verdict in New York for 2011 and the number five verdict overall in 2011. This case was also noticed as one of the top 100 verdicts in the United States in 2011.


See Member Services v. Security Mutual,
United States
District Court, Northern District of New York, Case
No. 3:06-cv-01164 (TJM/DEP).

In addition to his trial work, Mr. Brown has handle several appellate cases. Mr. Brown’s skills as an appellate lawyer emanate from his serving as a staff attorney for The Honorable Melanie G. May, a judge with Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal. Mr. Brown also served as law clerk for The Honorable Linnea R. Johnson, a Federal U.S. Magistrate Judge with the Southern District of Florida, and, during law school, as a litigation clerk with the economic crimes section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami.

Outside of his legal work, Mr. Brown remains an active member of the Broward County business community. Mr. Brown has been nominated, and proudly serves, as a member of the board of directors for the Jim Moran Youth Automotive Training Center, a charity geared towards helping at-risk youth in the community.  Mr. Brown is also involved with the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Broward Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Nativity Catholic Church Men’s Club.

Mr. Brown holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated in the top four percent of his class. During law school, he was the senior staff editor for Nova’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, and served as the competitions coordinator for Nova’s Moot Court Honor Society.  In addition, Mr. Brown was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholar award, a full-academic scholarship awarded to those with high academic excellence and strong community involvement. He was also awarded first place for best oral advocate at the E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition in 2002, and was nominated Best Individual Attorney at the William W. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition in 2002. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

Outside of his legal work, Brown remains an active member of the Broward County business community. Alex Brown has been nominated to serve as a member of the board of directors for the Jim Moran Youth Automotive Training Center, a charity geared towards helping at-risk youth in the community.

Brown also is involved with the Latin Chamber of Commerce and the Broward Bar Association, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Nativity Catholic Church Men’s Club. Brown holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated in the top four percent of his class. During law school, he was the senior staff editor for Nova’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, and served as the competitions coordinator for Nova’s Moot Court Honor Society. In addition, Brown was the recipient of the Goodwin Scholar award, a full-academic scholarship awarded to those with high academic excellence and strong community involvement.

He was also awarded first place for best oral advocate at the E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition in 2002, and was nominated Best Individual Attorney at the William W. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition in 2002. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. Areas of Practice: General Complex Commercial Litigation Intellectual Property Litigation Appellate Practice Licensed to Practice: Florida Georgia U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit Education: Nova Southeastern University of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Honors: Magna Cum Laude Honors: Graduated in the Top Four Percent of his Class Honors: Competitions Coordinator for Nova’s Moot Court Honor Society Law Journal: Nova’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, Senior Staff Editor Barry University Bachelor’s Degree Honors: Magna Cum Laude Major: Accounting Professional Associations and Memberships: Hispanic National Bar Association Member Latin Chamber of Commerce Member Broward Bar Association Member Youth Automotive Training Center Member Past Employment Positions: Tripp Scott, P.A., Director Hon. Judge Melanie G. May, Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, Florida, Clerk U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami, Economic Crimes Section, Clerk Hon. Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Linnea R. Johnson, West Palm Beach Division of the Southern District of Florida, Clerk In the News: Does Fighting Back Work, Or is the Patent System Simply Broken? HOORAY, You Have a Patent! Now the Really Hard Word Begins Law360 – Insurer Told To Pay $26M In Software Trade Secrets Row Daily Business Review – Verdicts and Settlements Duo wins $26M in copyright case How to stop companies from stealing your invention Mike Powell v. Home Depot 25 Million Dollar Lawsuit Daily Business Review – Patent reform takes U.S. toward first-to-file system.

Rising Star Florida Super Lawyers 2015

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2015

Rising Star Florida Super Lawyers 2014

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2014

Rising Star Florida Super Lawyers 2013

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2013

Most Effective Lawyer Daily Business Review 2012

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2012

Rising Star Super Lawyers 2012

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2011

Legal Elite Up & Comer Florida Trend Magazine 2011

Rising Star Super Lawyers 2011

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2010

Rising Star Florida Super Lawyers 2010

AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2009

Rising Star Florida Super Lawyers 2009

2015 to Present – Partner – Concept Law Group

2005 to 2015 – Partner – Tripp Scott, P.A.

2004 to 2005 – Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Melanie G. May -Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal

Clermont County Bar Association – Law Practice 2.0: Using the Internet & Social Media in your Law Practice

Patent Law Class – Patent Litigation — Guest Lecture

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center – Patent Infringement Litigation Skills

2/5/10 – Palm Beach Post

6/16/10 – Palm Beach Post – “After Winning $23.9 Million Verdict Against Home Depot, Inventor Says He Fought ‘For All The Other Guys”

7/7/10 – Wallet Pop –  “How to Stop Companies From Stealing Your Invention”

11/18/10 – 11Alive.com – Article and video

10/27/11 – DBR: Verdicts & Settlements – “Duo Wins $26M in Copyright Case”

9/18/13 – DBR’s “Rising Stars Honors South Florida’s Best Young Lawyers”  – In the latest issue of Nova Lawyer, the magazine for Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, they celebrate NSU Law’s 40 years of In the latest issue of Nova Lawyer, the magazine for Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, theycelebrate NSU Law’s 40 years of academic eln.

6/28/14 –KTFK Auto Talk  -Discussing Tesla Motors patent issues

6/26/14  –  Invited by Newsmax to be a guest on Nationally televised Steve Malzberg Show 

NBC Sports Radio / Under Center with Donavan

McNabb and Mark Malone   Re: Washington Redskins


Steve Malzberg Show