Brendan McLaughlin joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 in the intellectual property litigation group. Brendan represents clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, and false advertising disputes. Brendan has worked on litigation matters in federal district court, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the International Trade Commission.
During law school, Brendan was a law clerk for the International Trade Commission’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations. Brendan was also a law clerk for the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary where he focused on patent and antitrust issues. Before joining Ropes & Gray, Brendan drafted and prosecuted patent applications at a boutique intellectual property law firm.
- SuperCell Oy v. Gree Inc. – Defending Gree in PTAB proceedings against Supercell Oy. Prevailed as the Board denied institution of a Post Grant Review petition filed by Supercell OY challenging a patent directed to virtual reality interface for a variety of applications owned by Gree.
- Co-author, “Bill Curtailing NPE Suits At ITC Could Restructure Licensing,” Law360 (September 16, 2020)
- Co-author, “What if Gov’t Allows Patent Infringement for COVID-19 Drugs?,” Law360 (April 1, 2020)
- Co-author, “ITC May Be Straying From Traditional Exclusion Order Test,” Law360 (December 17, 2019)
- Author, “Are ITC Cease and Desist Orders Overstepping Statutory Constraints?,” 42 337 Reporter 44 (2018)
- JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2019
- BS (Biology), Syracuse University, 2014