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

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Verrill Trial Attorney Marie Mueller Elected as Partner

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Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

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Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

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Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

Blog

Unanimous Supreme Court Overturns Court of Appeals in Northwestern University 403(b) Plans Excessive Fee Case

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2022 Annual Update Part 2: Romance and Relationships in the Workplace

Join Verrill for its second session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Series. Verrill attorneys Beth Smith and Liz Johnston will discuss what you need to know about workplace romances and relationships...

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Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

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Trademark Registrants Beware: Important U.S. Trademark Developments Can Result in Cancelled Registrations

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