Charles Hampton Brown III

Charles Hampton Brown III

Cincinnati, Ohio

Charles H. Brown, III is a Partner in the Litigation Department. Chip's practice encompasses complex commercial litigation and technology litigation nationwide at the trial court and appellate levels in state and federal courts. He counsels on commercial matters, including contract, UCC, product liability, employment, and close corporation shareholder disputes. He also provides counsel on technology and intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing, and infringement. Chip advises on business competition matters, including non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, trade secrets and unfair competition.

Areas of Practice

  • Licensing
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Mechanical/Aerospace
  • Trademarks

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1987
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Virginia
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Major: Mechanical Engineering

Published Works

  • Co-author, Patent Local Rules for the Southern District of Ohio, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Named Leading Lawyer by Cincy Business magazine
  • Preeminent “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Intellectual Property Litigation Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association; Patent Litigation, Trademark Litigation and Trade Secret Law Committees
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Clermont County Bar Association
  • Warren County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Proctor & Gamble

Pro Bono Activities

  • Clinic Advisor of Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2014 - Present
  • Attorney Advisor for Duke Energy/ECDC Free Legal Advice to Better Your Business, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2014 - Present