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Peter handles complex corporate and intellectual property matters. He has litigated patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, and corporate cases in state and federal court in 19 states and the ITC, and has represented over a dozen of the 100 largest Internet retailers. He has tried to jury verdict as lead counsel several multi–million dollar corporate and intellectual property cases.

“Peter Brann makes [patent troll] litigation less painful.  He puts his clients’ goals first by staying focused on resolving matters efficiently under less than ideal circumstances. Consistently providing practical advice, Peter never over lawyers but often over delivers! If more outside counsel practiced like Peter, the legal profession would be on more solid footing.”

Assistant General Counsel, Top 100 Internet Retailer

Peter is the former State Solicitor for the State of Maine, and was responsible for all civil appeals for the State of Maine. In that capacity, he won the National Association of Attorneys General award for Best Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court as lead counsel in Alden v. Maine, 527 U.S. 706 (1999), which he also argued and won. He has acted as lead counsel in over 80 appeals for public and private party clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits, and state appellate courts in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, and Tennessee. He has been lead counsel for numerous retailers and retail organizations in amicus curiae briefs submitted in major patent cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.


Bates College (B.A., Honors in Philosophy, 1977)
Oxford University (1975 – 1976)
Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1981, Homer Albers Moot Court Competition, 1980, Best Speaker, Best Team) 

Maine
Massachusetts
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, First, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Court, Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, and Eastern District of Texas
Member, District of Maine, U.S. District Court, Local Rules Committee
Member, Androscoggin County, Maine State, and American Bar Associations 

AV ranking by Martindale–Hubbell
Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation (2014 – 2015)
IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property (2013 – 2014)
Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Commercial Litigation, Litigation–Intellectual Property, and Litigation–Patent (2012 – 2017)
Super Lawyers® (Intellectual Property Litigation), 2012 – 2016
National Affiliate Volunteer of the Year, National Wildlife Federation (2008)
State Environmental Award, Natural Resources Council of Maine (2004)
National Association of Attorneys General, Best Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, Alden v. Maine, 527 U.S. 706 (1999)
Rotary International Fellowship, Friendship Exchange, Manchester, England (1984)
Boston University School of Law, Homer Albers Moot Court Competition, Best Team, Best Speaker (1980) 

Co–author, “IP Wise” blog, which reports on developments in intellectual property law as they affect the business community
Columbia University Law School, Visiting Adjunct Lecturer, The Role of the State Attorney General (2010 – present)
Harvard Law School, Guest Lecturer, The Role of the State Attorney General (2013 – present)
Bates College, Mellon Learning Associate (2003)
State of Maine, Assistant Attorney General, State Solicitor (1981 – 1999)
Frog Legs Are Tasty, A Recipe for the Law Court, 14 Maine Bar Journal 300 (1999)
The Final Judgment Rule: The Catch 22 of Appellate Practice, 18 Maine Bar Bulletin, 1 (1984)
Tufts University, Visiting Lecturer and Debate Coach (1979 – 1981) 
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