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

Firm Highlights

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Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trademark Attorneys to Growing IP Practice

(October 15, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome trademark attorneys Thomas Dunn and Rebecca Lessard to the firm’s growing Intellectual Property & Technology Group, resident in its Boston and Portland offices respectively. Dunn...

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Verrill's Strategic Growth in Key Areas Shared in Mainebiz

On Monday, November 15th Verrill was listed as a Maine law firm who is innovating ways to hire talent in the Mainebiz article "Remote Work Changes Hiring Strategies for Some Maine Law Firms." The...

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Patent Litigation: LED Lighting

Defended national lighting manufacturer against competitor with patents relating to LED lighting and driver design. Briefed Markman . Also filed successful IPR petitions against asserted patents (each petition instituted on all challenged claims). Case...

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Patent Litigation: LED Lighting

Defended national lighting manufacturer against non-practicing entity on patents relating to TLED design. Developed early non-infringement positions which resulted in early (and favorable) settlement.

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Patent Litigation: LED Lighting

Represented national lighting manufacturer in Section 337 investigation before the International Trade Commission. Developed early invalidity position, which resulted in early (and favorable) settlement prior to summary determination.

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Patent Litigation: Telecommunications

Defended regional telecommunications provider against non-practicing entity with patents related to modem design and operation. Developed exhaustion argument based on prior licensing activity. Also successfully opposed non-practicing entity’s motion to consolidate cases under Multi-District...

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Patent Litigation: Software

Defended integrated design environment (“IDE”) producer in patent dispute involving patents related to user authentication systems. Briefed and argued Markman . Case settled shortly thereafter on favorable terms.

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65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022 , including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in...

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Patent Litigation: Telecommunications

Defended national telecommunications provider in patent dispute involving patents related to standard-essential DSL technology. Developed unenforceability defense as well as defense based on patent troll’s failure to offer fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory royalty rate...

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Patent Litigation: Software

Defended semiconductor designer in patent dispute involving patents related to user authentication systems. Briefed and argued Markman . Case settled shortly thereafter on favorable terms.

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