Brian Moran is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and its Intellectual Property & Technology Group. His practice focuses on three primary areas: intellectual property disputes; antitrust litigation and counseling; and litigation of business disputes.
Brian litigates patent and trademark infringement lawsuits, trade secret misappropriation claims, copyright violations, and intellectual property licensing disputes in federal courts across the United States. He has obtained positive results for clients in intellectual property cases involving a wide array of products and technology, from software to septic systems. Brian successfully defended a patent infringement action involving a method for remotely monitoring computer usage, and a copyright infringement action involving embryology textbooks, for example.
Brian routinely counsels clients on technology licensing issues, with a concentration on software development and licensing matters. He was a co-editor of a book published in 2000 entitled e-counsel: The Executive’s Legal Guide to Electronic Commerce.
Antitrust Litigation and Counseling
Brian has extensive experience in litigating antitrust disputes. He also counsels clients on antitrust compliance, as well as marketing and distribution issues, including vertical price restraints, customer and territorial allocations, volume discounts, loyalty programs, price discrimination, promotional allowances and incentives, resale price maintenance, refusals to deal, dealer terminations, exclusive dealing arrangements and tie-ins. His assistance allowed one of his clients to avoid an indictment in a Federal Trade Commission price-fixing conspiracy investigation. He is the principal author of a book, published by Thomson Reuters in 2013, entitled The Executive’s Antitrust Guide to Pricing.
Business Dispute Litigation
Brian has nearly 40 years of experience handling a wide array of business disputes, including breach of contract actions, business torts, trade libel and false advertising suits, fraud and misrepresentation claims, and unfair competition disputes. He has a record of success assisting clients in business dispute litigation. He has won multiple jury verdicts in federal court, such as obtaining a jury verdict on behalf of the sellers of a satellite technology company in a fraud action.
Brian has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Litigation - Intellectual Property since 2012 and Commercial Litigation since 2013.