Biography

Beverly has focused on intellectual property law for her entire professional career. She has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications in diverse areas of technology including mechanical, civil, and environmental engineering; medical devices; materials science; manufacturing; and computer-implemented inventions. Her practice also includes the preparation and prosecution of design patent and trademark applications.

Beverly has assisted clients ranging from small and midsize enterprises and large corporations to start-ups, universities, and individual inventors. She provides counseling on a variety of aspects of intellectual property, including IP audits, patent committee meetings, licensing, and IP acquisitions. Beverly has prepared patent infringement and validity studies and opinions.

Prior to attending law school, Beverly was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she examined applications for patents in areas of civil and mechanical engineering. She has authored and co-authored articles relating to patents and trademarks, has participated in seminars focused on various IP matters, and has organized and presented informal educational seminars for attorneys.

Outside the office, Beverly enjoys singing and volunteering. She is a member of Cantilena, a 30-plus-voice women's chorus, for which she also serves as Treasurer.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • Princeton University  (M.S.E.)
  • Lehigh University  (B.S.)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Firm Highlights

Event

NWCDN Workers' Compensation in a Post-COVID World

Join the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) and the WorkersCompensation.com Center for a live virtual seminar. This year, due to COVID concerns, the organization has partnered with WorkersCompensation.com to bring you two virtual...

Publication/Podcast

Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Now Three Circuits Say “No”

Well, that didn’t take long! Earlier this month I posted a short piece describing a two-to-two circuit split on the question of whether a foreign private arbitration panel is a “foreign or international tribunal&rdquo...

Matter

Swift Current Energy

Verrill represents the 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar Project in Hancock County, Maine. Verrill assists the project with real estate and environmental permitting work, including negotiation of a protocol to allow the project to proceed...

Blog

IRS announces 2021 plan limits

The IRS has announced adjusted benefit plan limits for 2021. These adjustments reflect inflation, and are important for administrators of employee retirement and health plans. The limit on 401(k) and 403(b) plan elective deferrals...

News

Verrill Honors Robin Murphy with Annual Roger A. Putnam Community Service Award

Robin D. Murphy
News

Honoring Judge Juan R. Torruella

In honor and memory of Judge Torruella, Boston Universtiy Law School published an article, Honoring Judge Juan R. Torruella. Attorney at Verrill and BU Law graduate, Anuj Khetarpal clerked for Judge Torruella and was...

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Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

As the post-COVID-19 “new normal” comes into focus, it is unlikely that civil jury trials will happen in many jurisdictions until at least the spring of 2021. For family law matters, cases involving children...

Event

2020 Life Sciences Venture Summit, Part Three

We are happy to be sponsoring Maine Center for Entrepreneurs' 2020 Life Sciences Venture Summit. Join for its third of three parts to hear from an impressive panel of entrepreneurs on what it takes...

Blog

401(k) Plan Sponsors – Time to Focus on Compliance with the SECURE Act’s Eligibility and Vesting Rules for Long-Term, Part-Time Employees

As noted in our January 7, 2020 Client Advisory , the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) requires 401(k) plans to allow certain long-term, part-time employees to...

Matter

Longroad Energy

Verrill represents Longroad Energy (“Longroad”) on its renewable energy work in Maine. Longroad is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy company that develops and operates wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Verrill has...