Randall Brown



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Education and Clerkships

J.D., George Washington University, 1985, with honors

B.A., Chemistry, with Biological Specialization, Duke University, 1981, magna cum laude



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1995




English 中文(中国)

Randall Brown focuses on intellectual property law and has more than 30 years of experience in the field. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of technologies with a particular focus on the chemical arts including inorganic and organic chemical compositions and processes, inorganic fibers, downhole oilfield compositions and related processes, carbon nanotube technology, ceramics, glass, concrete, petrochemicals including catalysts and polymers, as well as biologicals, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Randall served as firmwide chair of the Intellectual Property Department from 2014-2019. Prior to this, he served as section chair for the Intellectual Property Practice, and practice group leader beginning in 2005.


IAM Patent 1000

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in 2020 IAM Patent 1000 Directory

Haynes and Boone, LLP and 14 lawyers have been selected for the 2020 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000, an independently researched legal directory. The IAM Patent 1000 spotlights firms and individuals recognized by peers and clients as outstanding in the patent field. IAM interviewed more than 1,800 patent lawyers and in-house counsel over five months to decide which firms and lawyers to include in the directory.


Randall Brown

Professional and Community Activities

  • Grand Canyon Conservancy, Board of Directors
  • Dallas Opera, Board of Directors and Chair of Audit Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section Chair, 2010; Director, 2002-2010; Vice-Chair, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee
  • Advanced Patent Law Institute Planning Committee Member, 2007-2012; Conference Faculty Member, 2005

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Patent Law, 2017-2021
  • Recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2018-2020
  • Recognized in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, as a "Highly Recommended" IP Star, 2013-2015, 2019 and 2020
  • Recognized in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Globe White Page Ltd, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018-2020
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2005 and 2007-2013
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent

Selected Client Representations

  • Patent portfolio development for clients ranging from start-ups to multi-national publicly traded companies, including the design and implementation of intellectual property protection programs.
  • Counseling regarding new and existing products including patent, trademark, copyright and trade dress infringement analyses, freedom of operation studies, patent validity analyses and the design and implementation of non-infringing alternatives to patented technology.
  • Preparing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications directed to inorganic and organic compositions and processes, inorganic fibers, glass, concrete, carbon nanotubes, proppant and related methods and processes, oilfield downhole compositions and equipment and dietary supplements. 

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Hashing Out IP And Legality Questions On Delta-8 THC”, co-author, Law360, March 11, 2021.
  • "Conformity Is A Virtue: The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Proposes Changes To The Duty Of Disclosure To Match The Therasense Standard," co-author, Lexology, July 26, 2011.
  • "Patent Reform 2011: It Could Happen To You," co-author, Lexology, June 28, 2011.
  • "The Supreme Court Rules On Bilski: Business Method Patents Survive," co-author, Lexology, June 29, 2010.
  • "U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Proposes Three-Track Patent Examination Initiative," co-author, Lexology, June 23, 2010.
  • "Management (And The Federal Circuit) Torched Our Patent: What Should We Have Done Differently?" co-author, Lexology, May 10, 2010.
  • "Don’t Rely on Reissue to Fix Your Patent Claims," co-author, TechLaw, February 22, 2010.
  • "Litigation Risk And Liability Danger From False Patent Marking In View Of Forest Group, Inc. v. Bon Tool Co," co-author, Lexology, January 27, 2010.

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