Charley Brown

Charley F. Brown


Charley F. Brown leads the firm's Artificial Intelligence team, the Engineering and Software patent team, and is a member of the IP Litigation team. Charley is a registered patent attorney with substantial experience in patent prosecution and litigation. His practice encompasses patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation; patent prosecution; client counseling; and opinion work. He provides ongoing support for his clients' IP portfolio development, including prosecution, maintenance, analysis, diligence, and enforcement. His representative technologies include bioinformatics, business intelligence platforms, computer science, cable and internet technologies, data analytics tools, human antibody technologies, software and hardware, and telecommunications.

Charley's graduate research focused on genome and proteome annotation techniques, sequence analysis, structure prediction, genome assembly improvement, and microarray data analysis.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court

Ballard Spahr's Pro Bono Committee

Ballard Spahr's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Board Member

Recognition & Accomplishments

USPTO, Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate, 2022

IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, patent prosecution, 2021-2024

Managing Intellectual Property, "Patent Star," 2024

Chambers USA, intellectual property law, 2009 and 2013-2015


Chapter author, "Software Patents," Bioinformatics Law: Legal Issues for Computational Biology in the Post-Genome Era, American Bar Association, 2013

Contributing author, Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments, American Bar Association, 2009

"Using Patents in Competitive Intelligence," Competitive Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 9 No. 1 at 17, January/February 2006

Contributing author, Technology Law: The Fundamentals and More, Lorman Education Services, 2006



Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (J.D. 2002)

Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S., Bioinformatics, 2004)

Mercer University (B.B.A., Computer Information Systems, 1999)



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office