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Verrill Dana Attorneys Once Again Recognized as IP Stars

June 2, 2016 Press Releases

(June 2, 2016) – Verrill Dana has once again been listed as a "Notable Firm" in Maine for its Intellectual Property practice in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Guide. James Goggin, Tim Shannon and Thomas Newman were all individually recognized for the second consecutive year, with special recognition for a recent victory helping to cancel the trademark on the term "fire cider," a common product made by small herb farms.

The IP Stars Guide, compiled annually by Managing Intellectual Property since 1990, is based on rigorous and impartial research. Firms cannot vote for their own inclusion or solicit votes from colleagues, and to be included, a firm must receive a large number of recommendations from peers and clients.

James Goggin, recognized on both the patent and trademark lists, has more than 25 years of experience litigating nationwide in the intellectual property area, including trademark, broadcast licensing fee agreements, copyright infringements, trade secrets and patent litigation. He has handled patent cases in technologies as diverse as medical devices, internet browsers and applications, computer networks, radio devices and biometric payments in federal courts across the U.S. He earned his law degree from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.

Timothy Shannon, also recognized on both the patent and trademark lists, is a commercial litigator specializing in intellectual property, with a particular focus on patent and patent "troll" litigation in a variety of high-tech fields. He has handled patent cases involving a wide range of technologies, including software, data- and telecommunications, online banking, as well as medical devices, screening and testing. His complaint-to-trial experience includes Markman hearings in courts across the country, from Massachusetts to Texas. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and holds a master's degree from Oxford University and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Thomas Newman, recognized on the patent list, is a business and commercial litigator, accomplished trial lawyer and appellate advocate. He has represented clients in federal and state courts, arbitration and administrative tribunals across the country in a variety of matters, including intellectual property. Newman has also served as a visiting instructor of trial advocacy at the Harvard Law School. He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Hamilton College.

See Verrill Dana's complete ranking in Managing Intellectual Property's 2016 IP Stars Guide here.

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