AREA OF PRACTICE
Alfred Fabricant (Fred) brings more than 30 years of litigation experience to Brown Rudnick, where he heads the intellectual property litigation practice in the United States. Fred is an experienced first chair trial lawyer and focuses his practice on patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, entertainment, antitrust, and other commercial litigation matters.
Fred has first chair experience in district courts throughout the United States litigating patents including the most active courts in Delaware, E.D. Texas, California, Illinois and Florida. His cases have involved a large variety of technologies including digital audio and video watermarking, electronic ratings systems, consumer electronics, copy protection and anti-piracy technology, NFC and radio frequency identification systems, robotics and pneumatic systems, automated storage and retrieval systems, memory and storage devices, software, internet-related method and system patents, digital signal processing encoders and decoders, universal remote control devices, optical systems for cinematography lenses, methods and systems for the manufacture of flooring materials, and automotive parts. He has successfully handled dozens of high-stakes patent litigation cases and resolved disputes across the gamut of contentious IP issues including copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret and unfair competition disputes. According to The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2013 & 2014 published by iam 1000, "clients say they cannot imagine working with anyone better, hailing [Fabricant's] outstanding skills of presentation and persuasion in the courtroom." Fred has also tried many arbitration matters and represented clients in mediations.
He has represented clients in matters before the International Trade Commission and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Fred has also argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Second and Fourth Circuits where he has represented both appellants and appellees in a variety of matters, including patent, copyright, breach of contract, antitrust, entertainment, and First Amendment issues.
In addition to his litigation experience, Fred routinely acts a legal counselor and advisor in the negotiation and drafting of patent, trademark and copyright license agreements, joint venture and funding agreements, partnership agreements and other business contracts. Fred also specializes in IP due diligence; freedom to operate analyses and the management and monetization of IP portfolios, a topic on which he has lectured extensively over the past decade. He advises clients on portfolio development, licensing strategies and other intellectual property protection.
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