News & Events

 

August 18, 2014

“The Best Lawyers in America” ® publication honors Peter Brown as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Technology Law 2014-2015 for New York City.  Peter Brown stated that “I am gratified that only 17 months after the founding of the firm, my practice at BrownTechLegal is recognized by my fellow lawyers in New York as meeting the profession’s highest standards.”

Listings in “Best Lawyers” ® are based on extensive peer review surveys.  “Best Lawyers” ® is widely regarded as leading guide to legal excellence.  It is affiliated with the U.S. News & World Report.

 

August 12, 2014

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column in the New York Law Journal titled “Courts Conflict on Anonymous, Allegedly Defamatory Online Speech.” The column reviews recent cases involving attempts to discover the identity of anonymous commentators on the Internet. See www.newyorklawjournal.com/columns .

 

July 8, 2014

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column in the New York Law Journal titled “Recent Disputes Focus on Software Licenses.” The column discusses the key provisions in software licenses which  become the subject of litigation.  See   www.newyorklawjournal.com/columns .

 

May 15, 2014

Peter Brown was the panel chair and speaker at the International Technology Law Association’s New York Conference on “Strategies to Control the Risk of Targeted Attacks.”

 

May 13, 2014

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column in the New York Law Journal titled “Are Search Engine Results Protected Speech?” The column reviews the Baidu decision in the Southern District of New York which suggests that First Amendment immunizes search engine results and several related decisions.  See www.newyorklawjournal.com

 

 April 10-11, 2014

Peter Brown was the Co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s seminar “Information Technology Law Institute 2014” held in New York.  The entire program session in San Francisco was recorded and can be accessed for CLE credit at PLI’s On-Demand Web Programs.

 

March 11, 2014

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column published in the New York Law Journal titled “Regulatory Guidance on Outsourcing.”  The article reviews recently released government regulations relating to critical information technology outsourcing functions.

 

November 18, 2013

Peter Brown was the Co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s seminar “Think Like a Lawyer, Talk Like a Geek 2013: Get Fluent in Technology” held in New York City.  The entire program was recorded and can be accessed for CLE credit at PLI’s On-Demand Web Programs.

 

October 4, 2013

Peter Brown was the panel chair at the International Technology Law Association’s Amsterdam conference on the subject “Innovation: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing.”

 

July 9, 2013

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column published in the New York Law Journal entitled “Courts Grapple with the Tort of ‘Computer Malpractice.’”  The article considers the recent trend by the plaintiff’s bar to claim that a technology failure is an act of malpractice.

 

May 16-17, 2013

Peter Brown was the Co-Chair of the Practising Law Institute’s seminar “Information Technology Law Institute 2013” held in San Francisco. The entire program was recorded and can be accessed for CLE credit at PLI’s On-Demand Web Programs.

 

May 14, 2013

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column published in the New York Law Journal titled “Determining When Software Development is ‘Work for Hire.’ ”

The article reviews recent decisions interpreting the work made for hire doctrine in software development projects.

 

April 29, 2012

 

Businesswire reports that “New York Technology Law Pioneer Starts New Legal Venture Peter Brown & Associates.”

April 29, 2013

 

Peter Brown & Associates launches its first web site at www.browntechlegal.com. The firm’s founder, Peter Brown, noted that “We wanted to have a dynamic site which reflects the firm’s roots in technology and its innovative spirit.” Read the press release in the New York Law Journal.

 

April 29, 2013

Peter Brown announces the formation of his new legal practice under the name Peter Brown & Associates. The firm’s first offices are in The Chrysler Building on the 49th floor. The firm’s practice will focus on Information Technology, Intellectual Property, commercial litigation, arbitration and general practice. Mr. Brown stated that he made this dramatic move after 25+ years in large firm practice because, “It was time to offer my clients a different model with more responsive service and a more flexible fee structure.” The firm will be using advanced technology and cloud computing tools to link together its various legal professionals. It will be known as BrownTechLegal.

 

April 11 – 12, 2013

Peter Brown was the Co-Chair of the “Information Technology Institute” for the Practising Law Institute in New York City. He has led this cutting edge seminar on behalf of PLI for over a decade. Mr. Brown also gave a presentation on “Pandora’s Printer: 3D Printing and the Coming Intellectual Property Challenges.” The same program will be repeated in PLI’s San Francisco facility on May 16 – 17, 2013. It will also be webcast for those unable to travel to San Francisco. Registration information can be found at www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar_Webcasts

 

April 9, 2013

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column published in the New York Law Journal titled “Social Media Use and Researching Jurors in the Courtroom.” The column outlines the practical and ethical guidelines in using social media to investigate the backgrounds of potential jurors. See www.newyorklawjournal.com/columns

 

March 12, 2013

Peter Brown was the co-author with Richard Raysman of a column published in the New York Law Journal titled “Courts Address Clickwrap and Electronic Contracting.” The column reviews recent cases involving attempts to enforce contracts created on line and without physical signatures of the parties involved See www.newyorklawjournal.com/columns

 

January 30, 2013

Peter Brown and Roger Bickerstaff (a partner at Bird & Bird, UK) conducted a seminar in New York City for the Legal Department at Citibank on the topic, “The Decision in UsedSoft v. Oracle Opens the Door to Reselling Software“. The seminar reviewed a recent decision by the European Court of Justice which found that certain computer software which is subject to restrictive license agreements may be re-sold despite explicit prohibitions against resale.