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IT news site interviews Matt Braunel on patent infringement litigation

September 11, 2012

An online news source for information technology professionals recently featured partner Matt Braunel in a story on the ongoing IP battles between Apple and Samsung, both in the U.S. and abroad.

The site, CRN.comfeatured a “Q&A” with Braunel about the reasoning behind such high-profile patent litigation, the role of litigation within the patent system, and how companies can protect their innovations.

“Litigation is sometimes necessary to enforce the scope of protection, but it’s also an opportunity for the defendant to test the validity of the patent itself, which benefits both future inventors and the public at large,” Braunel said. “It's true that patent infringement suits are in the news a lot more now, but that doesn't mean all the suits are unfounded or frivolous. On the contrary: Anything 'new' is potentially patentable.”

CRN.com provides breaking news and industry insights to executives and corporate leaders in the IT industry.

Matt focuses on intellectual property litigation of all forms, with an emphasis on brand integrity, including developing and executing successful prevention, monitoring and enforcement strategies for brand owners. He holds degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics, and completed graduate level course work in radiopharmaceutical chemistry before attending law school.