Clients today recognize that intellectual property is a core asset. From software and biotech companies to high-tech manufacturers and startups to established Fortune 500 companies, many of our clients are building their businesses—and betting their futures—on innovative intellectual property.

Verrill's Intellectual Property Group helps clients identify, protect, and enforce intellectual property rights throughout the world. Our growing team combines experienced attorneys and paralegals to provide a full range of legal services, from prosecution, to licensing to litigation.

Throughout the life cycle of your brand, invention, design, and global intellectual property portfolio, Verrill offers strategic, experienced, and effective representation by an integrated, client-focused team.

The intellectual property services our attorneys provide include:

  • Trademark advice, screening, and registration
  • Patent advice, strategies, searching, drafting, and prosecution
  • Copyright advice and registration
  • Patent, trademark, copyright, software, and technology transfers and licensing agreements
  • Prosecution and defense of infringement actions and contested actions in state and federal courts and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Trade secret advice and litigation
  • IP opinions, including freedom to operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions
  • Drafting and negotiation of technology and software development, software distribution agreements, software-as-a-service agreements, and click-through agreements
  • Website development and hosting agreements
  • Internet marketing and content license agreements
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Intellectual property audits and due diligence reviews
  • Opinion work
  • Other matters related to the internet and electronic business, including disputes involving the ownership of websites and domain names

Intellectual Property Services

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Verrill's Intellectual Property Team

Recent Wins Shire City Herbals Inc. v. Blue et al., 3:15-30069 (D. Mass) Verrill Dana represents the three defendants in the long-running litigation brought by Shire City Herbals, Inc. over the alleged trademark FIRE...


Wait Before You Sue – Supreme Court Rules Copyright Registration Must Be Approved Before Filing Infringement Suit

If you come across your photos, videos, music, or other creative content being used without your permission, you'll need to wait in order to sue for infringement. On Monday, March 4, 2019, the Supreme...


39 Verrill Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Verrill Attorney Karen Frink Wolf Again Named One of New England’s Top 100 Attorneys and Top 50 Women Attorneys (December 11, 2019) – The 2019 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...


Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...


Verrill Elects Four New Partners

(January 22, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been elected to partner: Kristin Doeberl, Kelly Donahue, Christopher Lockman, and Mathew Todaro. Kristin Doeberl , a family...


Is the New U.S.-China Agreement What Was Prescribed?

The trade relationship between China and the United States has been top of mind for businesses over the past year. In spring 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping denied the U.S. Government's request to end...