Robert S. Brennen is a trial lawyer who aggressively represents businesses, universities, and individuals in disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property, control of corporations, contracts, and real estate. His clients have included manufacturers, distributors, importers, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, insurance underwriters, real estate developers, on-line brokerages, software designers, financial institutions, and recording companies. The one characteristic that his clients have in common is that they all want their business disputes resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as possible by an aggressive and responsive lawyer who understands their business goals.
Bob has represented clients in both arbitration and mediation. He has 100 hours of training as a mediator and has served as a Court-appointed mediator for over ten years.
Bob led the committee that drafted the Local Rules for patent litigation adopted by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland effective July 1, 2011. Bob was honored during the Court's Seventh Biennial Bench-Bar Conference on October 21, 2011 by Chief Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, who issued a resolution "that this Court hereby expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Robert S. Brennen for his special service to this Court."
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (Instrument Rated Private Pilot)
American Bar Association: Litigation Section; Intellectual Property Section
Federal Bar Association: Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees; Business Torts; Litigation Section
Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association: Board of Governors (2015)
Maryland State Bar Association: Litigation Section
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc.: Board (1995-2011); President (2002-2003)
Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine: Listed as "Smart Lawyer" (2008)
Benchmark Litigation: The Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys; Listed as a Local Litigation Star for General Commercial Litigation (2013-2014)
Best Lawyers in America®: "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Real Estate, Baltimore (2017-2018)
Best Lawyers in America®: Selected for inclusion in the areas of Commercial Litigation (2009-2018); Litigation - Intellectual Property (2009-2018); Litigation - Patent (2009-2018); Litigation - Real Estate (2009-2018)
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business: Listed in the area of Litigation: General Commercial (2017)
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent® Rated
Maryland Super Lawyers®: Selected for inclusion in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation, General Litigation (2007-2012); Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2017)
Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition: Listed in the area of Business Litigation (April 2008 and March 2009)
Represented a CEO of financial services company in defense of securities fraud claims. We reached a settlement that was fav...Read More
Represented a contract pharmaceutical manufacturer in dispute with contracting party. After conducting investigation into the...Read More
Represented a hospital system in response to a lawsuit in the United States District Court of Maryland claiming patent infrin...Read More
Representing an international test administration provider in defense of a lawsuit in the United States District Court for th...Read More
Represented a producer and distributor of chemicals in prosecution of trade secret action in the United States District Court...Read More