Brann, Peter


Peter Brann Speaks to New York IP Association about Supreme Court Case

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Partner Peter Brann was one of the featured speakers at a conference held on February 25, 2021, by the New York Intellectual Property Association on the U.S. Supreme Court case of United States v. Arthrex concerning the constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Brann, along with B&I partners, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy...

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Peter Brann Again to Co-Teach Popular Harvard Law School Course

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For the Spring 2021 term, partner Peter Brann will once again be offering his course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General,” co-taught with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia, Yale, and Harvard Law Schools for ten years running,...

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Brann & Isaacson Secures Dismissal of Patent Case Against PetSmart

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On January 4, 2021, Senior District Judge Bruce S. Jenkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah ordered the dismissal with prejudice of a patent infringement action filed by Modern Font Innovations against Brann & Isaacson client PetSmart. After hearing oral argument from partner David Swetnam-Burland, the judge ruled that Modern Font...

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Brann & Isaacson Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Patent Case

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On December 1, 2020, B&I partners, Peter J. Brann, David Swetnam-Burland, and Stacy O. Stitham, filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of two leading golf equipment manufacturers, Acushnet and Roger Cleveland Golf Company, in United States v. Arthrex. The case presents the question whether administrative law judges of the...

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Harvard Law Today Publishes Q&A with Peter Brann on Ranked-Choice Voting

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Harvard Law Today has published a Q&A with partner Peter Brann, Ranked-choice voting, explained. In the interview, Brann argues that ranked-choice voting (RCV), which has been adopted in Maine, better ensures that the most popular candidate in any election emerges as the winner. Voters in Massachusetts and Alaska will be deciding whether to adopt RCV...

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Peter Brann Serves as Expert Speaker on Ranked-Choice Voting

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On Oct. 23, 2020, partner Peter Brann was the featured speaker in a webinar entitled: Ranked-Choice Voting: the Maine Experience. The webinar was being sponsored by Alaskans for Better Elections, a grass roots organization behind a referendum campaign to bring ranked-choice voting to Alaska. In addition to Alaska, Massachusetts is also considering a November referendum...

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Nine Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its attorneys honored by Super Lawyers for 2020: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Ben Lund—Real Estate and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property...

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Politico Quotes Peter Brann in Piece on Maine Senate Election

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A Politico article on the state of Maine’s Senate race between incumbent Senator Susan Collins and her challenger, Speaker of the Maine House, Sara Gideon, quoted B&I partner Peter Brann on the potential impact of ranked-choice voting on the outcome. With the race close, it is possible that neither Collins nor Gideon will earn more...

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Peter Brann Featured in Maine Public Radio Report on Ranked-Choice Voting

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B&I partner Peter Brann addressed the prospect of Maine’s use of ranked-choice voting in the upcoming presidential election in a news piece broadcast on Maine Public Radio on September 22, 2020. The Maine Law Court recently issued an opinion that a ballot initiative seeking to overturn ranked-choice voting in the State did not have enough...

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Peter Brann Co-Teaching Popular Harvard Law School Course

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For the Fall 2020 term, partner Peter Brann will once again be offering his course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General,” co-taught with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools for several years, with Harvard...

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