Peter Brown

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Top Rated Technology Transactions Attorney in New York, NY

Peter Brown & Associates, PLLC
 | 260 Madison Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-939-6440
Fax: 646-607-2530
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Technology Transactions (30%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Peter Brown is the principal of Peter Brown & Associates LLP. His practice involves all aspects of counseling on issues relating to Information Technology, data security, intellectual property, privacy and e-commerce; negotiation of contracts relating to all aspects of content distribution and commerce on the Internet; trademark and patent applications; negotiation of contracts relating to software and patent licensing, software development and outsourcing. Mr. Brown advises a number of foreign companies on technology issues, licensing, employment law and practical aspects of doing business in the United States. He advises clients on venture capital and start-up issues.

    He has served as  lead counsel in litigation involving information technology, intellectual property, theft of trade secrets, theft of website content, employment law and related commercial disputes.  He has conducted trials in state and federal courts across the United States. 

    Mr. Brown serves as an arbitrator and mediator.  He has been the panel Chair on multi-million dollar claims relating to international patent licenses, failed software projects and failed telecommunications projects. As the sole arbitrator, Mr. Brown has heard cases involving website development contracts, medical devices, franchising, toys, social media contracts, medical equipment, music licensing and computer component manufacturing.

    He is a member of both the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Panel of Neutrals for large commercial cases.  

    For over 25 years he was a partner at larger national law firms.  He is the co-author of two books on Information Technology Law.  He writes a monthly column for the New York Law Journal.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Technology Transactions
    • 40%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Internet, Science and Technology Law, Arbitration


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  • Information Technology Law (Monthly Column)--New York Law Journal (1981) - A monthly column on the critical legal issues in the fields of information technology and intellectual property.  The topics covered include: privacy; social media; mobile technology; patent litigation; content licensing; spyware; software development agreements; open source and technology-related litigation.

  • Information Technology, 2007

  • About Peter Brown

    Admitted: 1974, New York

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York City Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, Member
    • American Bar Association, Computer Litigation Committee, Litigation Section, Former Co-Chair
    • New York State Bar Association, Computer and Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, Former Chair
    • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Former Chair

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Citizens Committee for New York City, Board of Directors, Member
    • International Technology Law Association, former Board Member
    • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Counsels' Council, Member
    • The American Friends of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Board of Directors, Founding Member, 2011

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Practicing Law Institute's annual "Information Technology Institute," Co-Chair, 1995-2012
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar on Technology for Lawyers, Co-Chair, 2011
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar on Technology for Lawyers, Co-Chair, 2012
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar Cloud Computing, Co-Chair, 2010
    • Don't Rush to Court When Your Computer Fails, Harvard Business Review
    • Practicing Law Institute's seminar Cloud Computing, Co-Chair, 2011
    • Author, Should We Kill the Dinosaurs or Will They Die of Natural Causes, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1999
    • Co-Presenter, The Internet-Is It Broadcasting?, Touro Law Review, Technology Industry, 1997

    Representative Clients:

    • eZ Systems US Inc.
    • Itiviti AB
    • Spec Simple, Inc.
    • Broadview Networks, Inc.
    • Florida Hospital
    • WMG, Inc.
    • Soft Computer Consultants, Inc.
    • ALM Media LLC (American Lawyer)
    • ITRS America, Inc.
    • Chubb Insurance
    • Danske Bank A/S
    • Armanta, Inc.
    • Micro Devices, Inc.
    • New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, Inc.

    Educational Background:

    • Dartmouth College, BA

    Industry Groups

    • International Technology Law Association
    • New York City Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
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    260 Madison Avenue
    16th Floor
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: 212-939-6440

    Fax: 646-607-2530

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