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


Pursuing Business in China? Continue to Proceed with Caution

In the continuous "chess game" between China and the United States regarding matters of trade, President Xi Jinping has made the latest move allowing intellectual property ("IP") rights cases to be taken to China's...


Trademark and Patent Owners Beware: Misleading Solicitations on the Rise

After successfully registering your trademark or receiving your issued patent, a notice from a private company requesting additional watch, renewal, or registration services appears in your mailbox or inbox. The offer might not only...


IP Attorneys Help Raise Critical Funding to Support Emerging Businesses


New Year, New Takes on Classics Emerge As Copyright Extension for Thousands of Works Expires

Have you dreamt up the perfect alternate ending to The Prophet or want to freely distribute your version of the cartoon Felix the Cat? Well, you are in luck. Starting January 1, 2019, thousands...


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...


Verrill Adds to Growing Intellectual Property Practice

(September 11) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorneys Lin Hymel and Beverly Hjorth to the firm's Boston office. The newest members of Verrill's rapidly growing Intellectual Property practice, Hymel and Hjorth round...


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...


Verrill Welcomes Patent Attorney Dean Phelps

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorney Dean Phelps to the firm’s Boston office. Dean is the fifth patent attorney to join Verrill in the past nine months as the...