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

Matter

Verrill Helps Hancock Solar Project Obtain MDEP Permit, Protect Upland Sandpipers

The 14-megawatt Hancock Solar project in the town of Hancock, Maine has obtained its Site Law permit from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Verrill assisted the project with environmental permitting, which included the...

Event

Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation

On Thursday, April 22 attorneys Bill Harwood and Scott Anderson will be presenting for HalfMoon Education Online Learning's Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation, an interactive webinar. In the webinar, attendees will...

News

Nine Verrill Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in Fairfield County

(April 8, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce nine of the firm’s attorneys in its Westport, Connecticut office were ranked as Top Lawyers in Fairfield County by Moffly Media, the publishers of popular...

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Employers Required to Give Free COBRA Coverage to be Offset by Medicare Tax Credits

Among other things, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”), signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides “assistance eligible individuals” (“AEIs”) who lose their health insurance coverage under an employer’s group health...

Blog

ESG Ping-Pong®

The recent regulatory back-and-forth over the investment of ERISA-governed retirement plan assets based on environmental, social, and corporate governance (“ESG”) factors has demonstrated that ESG investing will remain under an intense spotlight for some...

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Representative Litigation Matters

Represented one of the nation's largest geotechnical subcontractors in claims against a major general contractor arising from construction of pier improvements at an East Coast naval facility Led defense trial team in a four-week...

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies the Contours of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in Internal Investigations

In Attorney General v. Facebook, Inc. , No. SJC-12496 (March 24, 2021), [i] the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court clarified the scope of protection afforded by the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine to...

Blog

Verrill Attorneys Present on Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation

The energy and environmental landscape is constantly evolving. On Tuesday, April 22, 2021, Halfmoon Education Inc. presents a full-day, virtual program, "Issues in Maine Energy and Electric Utility Regulation," which will highlight the current...

News

Verrill Attorney Gregory Fryer Recognized as Top Author in JD Supra 2021 Readers Choice Awards

(April 8, 2021) – Verrill attorney Gregory Fryer was recognized as a top author for finance and banking in JD Supra’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards . The top ten authors were selected for each...

Blog

Identifying Plan Assets in ERISA Health & Welfare Plans

Last month, we advised readers of this blog to consider efforts to formalize the fiduciary governance of their health and welfare benefit plans. In that post , we described some of the reasons that...

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