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.

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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

Publication/Podcast

PPP Math for the Self-Employed: And, Yes, There is Still Time

The Small Business Administration reports that as of May 23 it still had nearly $150 billion of untapped Paycheck Protection Program funds. The Program has been underutilized by self-employed business owners, in part due...

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

Blog

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

News

PPP Loans May Trigger a Qui Tam Wave

On May 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "PPP Loans Expected to Trigger Qui Tam Wave." In response to the 2020 financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program was launched. Litigation...

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Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...

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Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

News

Bill is Passed for Eased Restrictions on PPP Loan

On June 3, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, easing the restrictions on how businesses spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which may allow small business owners more room for qualifying...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Event

Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

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Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...