Clinton Brannon is an Intellectual Property counsel in Mayer Brown's Washington office. His practice focuses on patent litigation in federal district courts and inter partes and ex parte patent reexamination proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Clint's experience encompasses all stages of patent litigation including pre-filing investigations of patent infringement and validity, fact discovery, expert discovery, summary judgment, the claim construction process, trial preparation, jury and bench trials, post trial motions, and appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Clint is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent cases and also has extensive experience in preparing, filing, and prosecuting ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations. He also has experience with 337investigations before the International Trade Commission.
Clint's technical knowledge covers a broad range of subjects in the chemical, electrical, and mechanical arts including: golf ball construction and design; 3G and 4G wireless communications standards; digital telephony; medical devices; JPEG image compression and transmission; business methods relating to asset securitization and the issuance of insurance products; Universal Serial Bus systems; audio / video coder and decoder technologies; ground fault circuit interrupter devices; fluid filtration devices; electrical networks for automotive applications; automotive braking systems; pulse oximeters; helicopter landing gears, pharmaceuticals, broadcast transmissions, voice-over-internet protocol technologies, and Wi-Fi transmission.
Before beginning his legal career, Clint worked in the telecommunications industry for BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., where he managed network capacity for networks employing a variety of technologies, including synchronous optical networks (SONET), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switches, DSLAMS used in the provision of digital subscriber line (DSL) services, digital circuit switches, and various types of multiplexing and packet-switching devices.
While attending law school, Clint served as a Senior Editor on The Alabama Law Review.