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Verrill Dana Welcomes Patent Litigator Benjamin Stern

May 28, 2019 Press Releases

(May 28, 2019) – Verrill Dana is pleased to welcome intellectual property and litigation attorney Benjamin Stern to the firm’s Boston office. Leveraging his nearly 20 years of experience practicing in international law firms, Stern focuses his practice on assisting his clients in resolving intellectual property disputes and other complex disputes involving technology.

Stern’s extensive experience includes trials in federal and state courts, as well as in matters before the International Trade Commission and in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Stern draws on his deep expertise in intellectual property and commercial litigation to bring a multi-faceted approach to his cases, and to quickly identify core issues and to craft a clear and consistent strategy for success.  His experience encompasses a broad range of industries and technologies, including telecommunications, software, semiconductors, golf equipment, medical devices, data storage systems, SMS messaging, voice over internet (VoIP), speech recognition, video-on-demand, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods.   He also has substantial experience successfully litigating against non-practicing entities.

Stern graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College, with distinction, and earned his law degree from the New York University School of Law.  He has been named a “Rising Star” for Intellectual Property Litigation in New England Super Lawyers Magazine for several years.

Firm Highlights

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Client Recovers on Claim On Differing Site Conditions Claim Involving Subsurface Contaminated Soils

We successfully resolved a substantial claim for our client, a large, Maine based site contractor, stemming from differing site conditions encountered on an aviation facility owned by project federal government. The case stemmed from...

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Project Owner Breached Contract by Attempting to Terminate Contractor

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Procurement

We have assisted many owners, and contractors in design and construction contracting including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Investment Management Company on over a billion dollars in projects in Kendall Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts...

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Breach of AIA Construction Contract and Waiver of Consequential Damages By Owner

Our client, a general contractor, and the project owner signed an American Institute of Architect A101 contract with accompanying A201 general conditions. The project included construction of a new office/retail building, and associated site...

Publication/Podcast

Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts Webinar

On Wednesday, September 12, Verrill Dana attorneys Richard Moon, Benjamin Ford, and Chris Lockman presented a webinar entitled "Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts After the 'Epic' Decision." A description and link to the recorded webcast...

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Verrill Dana’s Litigation & Trial Group Achieves Highest Distinction in Maine

(July 12, 2019)  –  Verrill Dana has been distinguished as a leading firm in Maine in the field of Litigation: General Commercial by London-based Chambers & Partners (Chambers), one of the world’s most respected...

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Engineering Malpractice

We asserted claims on behalf of a large private institution related to defective design and installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system in a high profile public building. The matter was settled favorably...

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Verrill Dana Attorney Elected Chair of Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section

(July 11, 2019)  – Verrill Dana litigator  Andrew Nevas   has been elected Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Litigation Section, effective July 1, 2019. A nonprofit member service organization for lawyers in the...

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Defense of Breach of Contract, Negligent Construction and Breach of Duty of Workmanship Claims

We successfully defended a large mechanical contractor in connection with lawsuit stemming from the comprehensive failure of the hydronic piping system in a resort hotel’s heating and cooling system. Through fact and expert witness...

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Defense of Contractor - Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Claims

This case concerned the construction of a marine boat dock on an island in Boston Harbor. The Plaintiff claimed entitlement to unpaid wages and enhanced wages under the federal prevailing wage statute known as...