Perry N. Brown, Ph.D. - Shareholder

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Perry N. Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Brown is a registered patent attorney practicing in the firm’s patent prosecution group.


Dr. Brown received his undergraduate training in Chemistry at The Colorado College, and his doctoral training in Biology/Biochemistry at the University of Utah. His graduate research involved studies of the mechanisms of assembly and torque generation in the bacterial flagellar motor. Dr. Brown used X-ray crystallography to determine the three-dimensional structures of two critical flagellar proteins; these data were subsequently used to characterize the proteins and to further elucidate the mechanisms of assembly and torque generation. Dr. Brown has published his research in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.

Highlights, Experience & Education

Primary Practice Focus

  • U.S. Prosecution of IP
    • U. S. Patent Prosecution
    • U.S. Trademark Prosecution
  • International Prosecution of IP
    • International Patent Prosecution

Other Practice Experience

  • Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Non-Compete Agreements
    • Patentability Options
    • Assistance in Drafting Defensive Opinions of Non-infringement and Design Around Strategies

Technical Experience

  • Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Biotechnology & Life Sciences
    • Biotechnology
    • Nucleic Acid Technology
    • RNAi Technology
    • Immunodiagnostics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Nutraceuticals
    • Chemical Compositions
    • Medical and Dental Device Technology
    • Energy and Fuel Technologies
    • Plastics
    • X-ray Devices
    • Material Sciences - Cementitious Materials, Semi-Conductor Manufacturing, Industrial Coatings, Fire-Resistant Fabrics and Materials, and High-Performance Insulating Products
    • Inkjet Technology
    • Automotive Polishing Systems

Professional Accomplishments of Note

  • Perry N. Brown, Moises Terrazas, Koushik Paul, and David F. Blair, Mutational Analysis of the Flagellar Protein FliG: Sites of Interaction with FliM and Implications for Organization of the Switch Complex, Journal of Bacteriology Vol. 189, No. 2, pp. 305-312, 2007.
  • Perry N. Brown, Michael A. Mathews, Lisa A. Joss, Christopher P. Hill, and David F. Blair, Crystal Structure of the Flagellar Rotor Protein FliN, Journal of Bacteriology Vol. 187, No. 8, pp. 2890-2902, 2005.
  • Perry N. Brown, Christopher P. Hill, and David F. Blair, Crystal Structure of the Middle and C-terminal Domains of the Flagellar Rotor Protein FliG, EMBO Journal Vol. 21, No. 13 pp. 3225-3234, 2002.


  • J.D., with honors, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Utah, Department of Biology, 2004
  • B.A., The Colorado College, Chemistry, 1993

Professional Admissions and Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Contact Information

60 East South Temple
Suite 1000
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Office: (801) 533-9800
Fax: (801) 328-1707