Profiles in IP Law

Profiles in IP Law: Paul Brown, UL

By Janet A. Marvel

©2017. Published in Landslide, Vol. 10, No. 1, September/October 2017, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

Paul Brown is vice president of intellectual property (IP) and litigation at Underwriters Laboratories (UL). He manages UL’s litigation activities and is responsible for growing, maintaining, and protecting UL’s global IP portfolio, including the famous UL certification marks. Mr. Brown develops and implements strategies, policies, and programs for the protection of UL IP assets, treatment of third-party IP and other IP best practices, and mitigation of UL’s legal risk. He provides counsel to UL executives and staff on significant IP and legal issues affecting the company as well as negotiates IP-related business transactions. Prior to joining UL in 2009, Mr. Brown practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis and also at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun.

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