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Edward J. Naughton
Partner, Brown Rudnick
Mr. Naughton is a veteran trial attorney with comprehensive experience in
intellectual property and other complex business litigation. He has litigated dozens of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, false advertising, unfair competition, and other technology disputes in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels.
Mr. Naughton represents high-tech businesses in many different sectors, particularly in the software industry, advising clients on matters such as proprietary and open source software development and licensing, database protection, internet and e- commerce, online and traditional media, IT system development and integration, and trade secrets and non-competition agreements.
Additionally, Mr. Naughton has considerable appellate experience, having argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and written briefs on a wide range of issues to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Federal Circuits, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He has also successfully litigated many complex business disputes, including the defense of consumer, insurance, antitrust, and securities class actions and white collar criminal prosecutions.