Peter J. Brann - Brann & Isaacson

Peter J. Brann

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Peter Brann is a litigation partner handling complex corporate and
intellectual property matters. He has litigated patent, trademark, trade dress,
and copyright cases in the ITC and in federal court in Arizona, California,
Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas,
Utah, and Washington, on behalf of major retailers such as Armani Exchange,, Coldwater Creek, Crutchfield, Hasbro, J. Crew, J. Jill, L.
L. Bean, Orchard Brands, Nordstrom, PetMed Express, PC Connection, Staples, and
Talbots. In addition to handling multi-party litigation at the trial level, and
negotiating license agreements, he has submitted amicus curiae briefs on key
intellectual property issues affecting Internet retailers in the Federal
Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has tried to jury verdict as lead
counsel several multi-million dollar corporate cases. He is a member of the
Local Rules Committee for the District of Maine, and has acted as local counsel
for national companies such as AT&T. He serves on the firm's Management

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 75 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.

Bates CollegeBA 1977Boston University School of Law
American Bar AssociationMaine State Bar AssociationLocal Rules Committee (District of Maine)Natural Resources Council of Maine

Case History

Alden v. Maine, 527 U.S. 706 (1999)
Lead counsel in major federalism case; Winner, Best Brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, National Association of Attorneys General

Client Comments

"Peter has amazing experience in patent litigation matters and a success rate that rivals anyone. He offers practical solutions and understands our business, making him a trusted partner for us. All of this, and he still manages to keep costs at a minimum. I could not recommend a more highly-qualified lawyer for in-house needs."

-Danny Ramsey
General Counsel and Coporate Secretary
Orchard Brands

"Peter Brann is creative, highly competent, extraordinarily ethical, and forthright. Furthermore, he has surrounded himself with a wonderful team of protégés who exhibit similar qualities. Peter Brann and Brann & Isaacson are true credits to the legal profession. "

Office Location

184 Main Street, Fourth Floor
P.O. Box 3070
Lewiston, ME 04243-3070
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Other Information

Gender: Male