R. Bradford Brittian

Partner
Knoxville
9717 Cogdill Road, Suite 101
Knoxville, TN 37932
D: 865.380.5979
Contact My Assistant
Angela Kreis
D: 865.380.5972

Education

University of Tennessee College of Law
   Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1979

Tennessee Technological University
   B.S., Magna Cum Laude
   Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
   Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

   Alpha Mu Gamma National Honor Society

Bar and Court Admissions

Tennessee Bar
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association

 

Awards & Recognition

IP Stars by Managing IP 2013 -2014
Named as one of Knoxville Top Attorneys 2012 by Cityview Magazine for Intellectual Property/Trademarks
Selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008-2010

Publications & Speaking

Speaker, Safeguarding Trade Secrets: Tips and Tools for Identifying, Managing, and Protecting Confidential Business Information, CLE jointly hosted with the Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, October 28, 2015

As a lifelong learner, Brad loves his career in law, particularly litigating intellectual property cases. He's always learning about the latest technology, one day arguing a lawsuit about airport scanners and a few months later one that relates to electronic dog collars.

Brad is a partner with Merchant and Gould and was one of the founding members of Pitts and Brittian, P.C. He practices primarily in the area of patent, trademark, unfair competition, copyright and trade secret litigation, and dispute resolution. He also counsels clients regarding various intellectual property-related matters, including the acquisition and protection of trademark rights, and assists clients in the registration of trademarks and copyrights. Brad is also listed as a mediator with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Litigation can be stressful for clients, and Brad makes it his mission to step in and shoulder much of the burden. He enjoys the interaction with his clients, and he works hard to earn their respect and establish a close, long-term relationship.

Off-hours, Brad enjoys playing the guitar, painting, woodworking, and backpacking in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. 

Representative Cases

Douglas O. Wickham, Trustee v. Knoxville International Energy Exposition, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tenn.; 6th Cir.) (Copyright litigation)

Investor's Analysis, Inc. v. Charles E. Cardwell d/b/a The Astute Investor, (TTAB; D.C.; E.D. Penn.; E.D. Tenn.; 6th Cir.) (Trademark opposition/Trademark infringement litigation)

Technology For Energy Corporation v. Computational Systems, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tenn., Fed. Cir.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Minco, Inc. v. Combustion Eng'g, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.; Fed. Cir.) (Patent infringement suit)

EG&G Instruments, Inc. v. Canberra Industries, (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Goody's Family Clothing v. Cotton Gin, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.; Fed. Cir.) (Trademark Infringement and unfair competition litigation)

Alexander v. DeRoyal Industries, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

EG&G Astrophysics v. Heimann Systems, GmbH and Siemens Microelectronics, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Moore North America, Inc., v. King Business Forms Corp., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Innotek Pet Prod. Inc. v. Radio Systems Corp., (N.D. Ind.)  (Patent and trademark infringement litigation)

Pet Mate Limited v. Radio Systems Corp., (E.D. Tenn.) (Trademark infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation v. SafePets, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.)  (Trademark infringement litigation)

Palladium Music, Inc. v. EatSleepMusic Corp., et al., (W.D. Okla.; 10th Cir.)  (Copyright infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation v. Perimeter Technologies, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.)  (Trademark infringement litigation)

Bilt-Safe Technologies, Inc. v. Perfect Fit Industries, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Brooks Furniture Manufacturing v. Dutailier International, Inc., et al., (E.D. Tenn.; Fed. Cir.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation v. Contain-A-Pet, Inc., (M.D. Tenn.)  (Trademark infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation v. Tri-Tronics, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.)  (Patent infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation v. Duncan, et al., (E.D. Tenn.) (Trademark infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation v. Raby, (E.D. Tenn.) (Trademark infringement litigation)

Invisible Fence, Inc. v. Fido’s Fences, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.)  (Trademark infringement litigation)

Invisible Fence, Inc. v. Neosel, et al., (E.D. Tenn.)  (Trademark infringement litigation)

Fido’s Fences, Inc. v. Radio Systems Corporation, et al., (E.D. N.Y.)  (Patent mismarking litigation)

Accession, Inc. v. Radio Systems Corporation, (D. N.J.)  (Patent infringement litigation)

Invisible Fence, Inc. v. Hogan, et al., (E.D. Wash.)  (Trademark Infringement)

Invisible Fence, Inc. v. Sunward Electronics, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.)  (Trademark infringement litigation)

Professional Project Services, Inc. v. Professional Project Services, Inc., et al., (E. D. Tenn.)  (Trademark infringement litigation)

PPS Data v. Passport Health Communications, (D. Utah) (Patent infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation v. D.E. Systems et al., (E.D. Tenn.)  (Patent infringement litigation)

Radio Systems Corporation, et al. v. Tom Lalor, et al., (W.D. Wash.) (Patent infringement litigation)

Applied Underwriters, Inc. v. American Employer Group, Inc., (E.D. Tenn.) (Trademark infringement litigation)