Randall Brown brings more than 30 years of experience to his clients’ intellectual property law matters. With creativity and attention to detail, Randy creates capital assets for his clients by guiding their ideas through the patent application process. He led the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group for 15 years, most recently as firmwide chair of the department from 2014 to 2019.

Randy has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a vast range of technologies with a particular focus on the chemical arts. His recent work includes:

  • 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

Clients appreciate Randy’s collaborative approach. He knows the value of diverse perspectives, and works with his team, other lawyers, the inventor team, and other key client stakeholders in order to deeply and completely understand his clients’ patents.

Randy has been widely and repeatedly recognized for his work, including inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for patent law, 2017-2022 (Woodward/White, Inc.); D Magazine’s "Best Lawyers in Dallas,” 2018-2020 (D Magazine Partners); and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018-2021 (Law Business Research).

An avid cyclist, hiker, and backpacker, Randy serves on the board of directors of the Grand Canyon Conservancy, where he has helped raise money for such projects such as the development of the Desert View Watchtower into an “Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site”—the first in the National Park Service.

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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. 
Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • 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
Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Patent Law, 2017-2022
  • 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 2020-2021
  • Recognized in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Globe White Page Ltd, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018-2021
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2005 and 2007-2013
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • “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.
Qualifications

Education

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

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

Languages

French

Admissions

Texas

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

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

Press Release
Haynes Boone Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America Guide
August, 19 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP had another impressive showing in The Best Lawyers in America directory published by Woodward/White, Inc., with a cross section of lawyers from offices across the country recognized in the 2022 edition. The guide includes more than 100 firm lawyers from the Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Dallas-North, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, San Anto [...]