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Jeffrey Carl Brown

Patent infringement Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 16 years
    Minnesota - MN 28 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1995
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Patent infringement
    My patent infringement practice focuses primarily for small to medium-sized businesses.

    27 years, 12 cases

  2. Copyright infringement
    My copyright infringement practice focuses on architectural copyright infringement.

    26 years, 6 cases

  3. Trademark application
    My trademark practice is primarily directed to small/startup businesses.

    29 years, 25 cases

  4. Patent application
    My patent preparation and prosecution practice focuses on the biochemical arts and mechanical and medical devices.

    26 years, 15 cases

I practice in all areas of Intellectual Property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. I am a Conciliation Court Judge in Hennepin County and Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. I also serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law.

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Photograph of Capital of Cuba taken during Minnesota State Bar Association legal delegation to Cuba.


Jeffrey C. Brown PLLC
100 S. 5th St.
Suite 1900
Minneapolis, MN, 55402
Jeffrey Carl Brown
1201 Peachtree Street, N.E., #200
Atlanta, GA, 30361
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2010
Review of Jeffrey Carl Brown an attorney based in Minneapolis
As a CEO of a biopharmaceutical company, I have had experience with both large firms with dozens of patent attorneys and most recently with Jeffrey Carl Brown, who left a large firm to work as a single individual. We have worked with Jeff in both settings. Over the last several year, Jeff has singlehandedly managed our patent portfolio. This has involved both US patents and a large number of international applications. Since his overhead is lower working as a self-employed attorney, the cost to utilize his assistance and expertise was significant reduced compared to the fees charged by his former employer. Jeff has handled all matters over this period in a skillful and timely fashion. I can, without hesitation, recommend Jeffrey Carl Brown to any individual or company (in particular, biopharmaceutical companies without in-house attorneys) seeking assistance with the writing, filing and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications.
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Posted by Steve | January 2, 2010
Jeffery Brown has a superb job for my company
JC Brown has done everything he has said he would do, timely and professionally. He has repressended my company twice now and I will continue to use him in the future.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-425 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Conciliation Court Judge
  • Hennepin County Conciliation Court
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sapientia Law Group
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Senior Associate
  • Merchant & Gould An Intellectual Property Law Firm
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Halleland, Lewis, Nilan & Johnson
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Popham Haik Schnobrich & Kaufman
  • 1995 - 1996
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  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Houston Baptist University
  • M.B.A.
  • 1986
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Load Toad LLC v. Pneumat Systems, Inc.
  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of action after filing motion to dismiss
  • CHS Inc. v. PetroNet LLC
  • Obtained partial summary judgment on 3 of 5 claims, including copyright, trade secret and confidential information claims. Case settled.
  • Ductcap Products, Inc. v. Davco Enterprises, Inc.
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  • The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Program Director
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Chairman of Diversity Committee
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Minneapolis Urban League
  • Chairman of Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003


  • Executive Counsel
  • Mixed Results When U.S. IP Law Goes Traveling Abroad
  • 2007
  • Architect
  • William Hablinski Architecture v. Amir Construction: Copyright case highlights subjective aspect of calculating damages
  • 2007
  • Architect
  • Chirco et al. v. Crosswinds Communities, Inc., et al.
  • 2007
  • Intellectual Property Litigation, ABA Section of Litigation
  • Copyright Infringement Liability for Video-Sharing Networks
  • 2007
  • Computer & Internet Lawyer
  • Copyright Infringement Liability for Video Sharing Networks:  Grokster Redux or Breaking New Ground under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • 2006
  • Intellectual Property Journal
  • Patents; Copyright; Cyberspace
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Media and Business Practice in Cyberspace, Liability on the Internet: File Sharing and Beyond, Hamline Spring IP Symposium
  • Protecting Your Clients’ Content:  The IP Challenges of Music, Media and Business Practice in Cyberspace
  • 2007
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association CLE
  • Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Profession
  • 2005
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association CLE
  • Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Profession
  • 2003
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association CLE
  • Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Profession
  • 2001
  • National Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Inventors Protection Act of 1999
  • 2000
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