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William J. Brown, Jr. (Bill)

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William J. Brown, Jr. (Bill)

Bill Brown is a civil litigator who has extensive experience representing clients in intellectual property litigation, products liability defense, business disputes, and complex commercial litigation in arbitration and state and federal courts.

  • Address:2010 Main Street, Suite 1260, Irvine, CA 92614
  • Phone:(949) 705-0080
  • Email:William J. Brown, Jr.
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  • Areas: Business and Commercial Litigation, Competition and Antitrust Law, Copyright and Trademark Law, Patent Litigation, Trade Secrets, Trials and Appeals

Prior to founding Brown Wegner LLP, Bill practiced for more than a decade in the Intellectual Property Group at the international law firm Jones Day.

Bill was an Adjuct Professor at Chapman University School of Law and also coached Moot Court at Western State University School of Law.  He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and a Master of the Howard Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court.  Bill has been named a “Super Lawyer” for numerous years, and was listed as one of the top 50 lawyers in Orange County in 2018.

Admissions to Practice

  • All state trial and appellate courts in California
  • All United States District Courts in California and Colorado, as well as Eastern District of Texas and Southern District of Indiana
  • Ninth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States

 

Education

Arizona State University College of Law

  • Executive Editor, Jurimetrics, The Journal Of Law Science And Technology
  • Symposium Editor, Harvard Journal Of Law & Public Policy;
  • Cum Laude

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs

  • B.S. Economics, with Military Distinction 1988

Military Service/Judicial Clerkship

Captain, United States Air Force (1988-1994); United States Air Force Reserves (1994-2008)

Law Clerk to Judge James Ideman, United States District Court, Central District of California (1997-1998)

Organizations

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow and Intellectual Property Institute

St. Thomas More Society of Orange County, Chapter President and Board of Directors

Federalist Society, Orange County Lawyers Chapter, Board of Advisors

Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Master, Board of Directors

Federal Bar Association, Orange County

Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)

St. John Bosco High School, Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary

Speaking Engagements

TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods: Amicus Brief and Aftermath of Supreme Court Decision, presenter, Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association, September 21, 2017

Rough Justice: Venue Litigation Following TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, presenter, Intellectual Property Institute Fall Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, September 15, 2017

Courthouse Steps Teleforum: TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, panelist, Federalist Society, Intellectual Property Practice Group, May 26, 2017

Introduction to Business Litigation and Forensic Testimony, Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics, guest lecturer, November 2016

Spoliation of Evidence: Preserving Your Case and Protecting Your Client, panelist, Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section, panelist, December 4, 2015, Newport Beach, California

Tackling Difficult Depositions: Techniques for Effectively Deposing Difficult Witnesses and Dealing With Obstructive Counsel, Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, September 29, 2015

IP Teleforum Case Preview: Lexmark International v. Impression Products, presenter, Litigation Counsel of America, Intellectual Property Institute, September 15, 2015

Effective and Ethical Marketing to Attract and Retain the Best Client, panelist, Orange County bar Association, Solo and Small Firm Section, September 3, 2014

Comments on Judicial Branch Funding Bill AB 6250, presented on behalf of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, California State Assembly, Sacramento, April 9, 2014

Panel on Supreme Court’s Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Class Action Decision, panel moderator, Federalist Society Orange County Lawyers Chapter, June 28, 2011

Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law, Orange County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, June 8, 2010

Debate on Proposed Legislative Changes to Defense Department Policy on Don’t Ask—Don’t Tell, panelist, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California, March 19, 2010

The Impact of Forum Shopping: Recent High Profile Cases, panel moderator, The Pacific Club, February 8, 2008 Newport Beach, California

Planning and Preparing Written Discovery in Civil Litigation, instructor, National Association of Legal Professionals, Anaheim, California, April 2008

Trademark Infringement for Use of Online Search Terms by Search Engines, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, November 15, 2007, Berkeley, California

The Attorney’s Role in Combating Fraud: Impact of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the California Formal Ethics Opinions, MCLE ethics presenter, The Pacific Club, October 2, 2007, Newport Beach, California

Legislative Developments: A One-Sided Proposal to Expand the State Attorney General’s Recovery of Fees in Civil Enforcement Litigation, The Center Club October 3, 2006, Costa Mesa, California