Clint Brannon helps clients manage and resolve intellectual property issues and disputes. Clint has extensive experience in patent litigation in federal district courts and AIA inter partes reviews and ex parte patent reexamination proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). His experience encompasses all stages of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigations of infringement and validity, to claim construction, trial and appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Clint Brannon helps clients manage and resolve intellectual property issues and disputes. Clint has extensive experience in patent litigation in federal district courts and AIA inter partes reviews and ex parte patent reexamination proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). His experience encompasses all stages of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigations of infringement and validity, to claim construction, trial and appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Clint also has prosecuted patents for clients in the electrical and mechanical arts, and he has provided opinions of counsel concerning patent infringement and validity issues.

He also has experience with Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission, and ICC and AAA arbitration proceedings, and he supports clients in their patent licensing and valuation efforts. Clint has particular experience addressing antitrust and competition issues associated with intellectual property matters, including those concerning the licensing and enforcement of standard-essential patents.

Clint’s technical knowledge covers a broad range of subjects in the chemical, electrical, and mechanical arts including:

  • 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless telecommunications standards;
  • digital telephony;
  • medical devices;
  • image compression and transmission;
  • golf ball construction and design;
  • 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;
  • small molecule pharmaceuticals;
  • broadcast transmissions;
  • voice-over-internet protocol technologies; and
  • Wi-Fi transmission protocols.

Before beginning his legal career, Clint worked 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 to provide digital subscriber line (DSL) services, digital circuit switches, and various types of multiplexing and packet-switching devices.

Clint has been selected to the Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars list each year since 2014. He earned both his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Alabama. While attending law school, Clint served as a senior editor on The Alabama Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University. 

Representative Experience:

  • Defended a multinational technology company in patent infringement claims involving cloud computing and targeted advertising.
  • Defended a large electronics company against claims of patent infringement related to pulse oximetry technology. Case included counterclaims of patent infringement and antitrust violations and involved 24 patents.
  • Defended a golf equipment manufacturer against a claim for $246 million in damages alleging infringement of four patents related to golf ball construction.
  • Represented a helicopter manufacturing company in assertion of patent on skid landing gear.
  • Defended multiple large companies against 46 claims of infringement of a large patent portfolio involving voice communication systems.