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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.

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Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Now Three Circuits Say “No”

Well, that didn’t take long! Earlier this month I posted a short piece describing a two-to-two circuit split on the question of whether a foreign private arbitration panel is a “foreign or international tribunal&rdquo...

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35 Verrill Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

(November 9, 2020) – The 2020 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 35 Verrill attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Only the top...

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Finding Teeth in Massachusetts' Prompt Payment Act

In Tocci v. IRIV Partners, LLC, Boston Harbor Industrial Development LLC and Hudson Insurance Co. (November 19, 2020, Sup. Ct. 19-405), the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment on a contractor’s breach of contract...

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Fletch's Sandblasting & Painting, Inc. v. Fay, Spofford and Thorndike d/b/a Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

Filed successful motion to dismiss a design malpractice claim arising out of alleged defective specifications on a renovation project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The court’s decision may be found at...

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Verrill Trial Attorneys Once Again Recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” in Benchmark Litigation 2021 Edition

(January 14, 2020) – Eight Verrill attorneys have again been recognized for their litigation skills in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 edition. In addition to the firm’s eight individual rankings, both Karen Frink Wolf and Martha...

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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...

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Verrill Welcomes Litigator Anuj Khetarpal

(September 30, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome litigation attorney Anuj Khetarpal to the firm as a member of both the Litigation & Trial Group and Health Care & Life Sciences Group. At...

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Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Location, Location, Location!

International transactions can generate international disputes. A party to a lawsuit in one country may believe that a non-party in another country has information that could be put to good use in the case...

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Successful Design and Construction Defects Claims for Large Hospital Client

We are successfully pursued claims in federal court seeking recovery of damages arising from defects in the design and construction of a $170 million addition to a Maine hospital complex. The case involved building...

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Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

As the post-COVID-19 “new normal” comes into focus, it is unlikely that civil jury trials will happen in many jurisdictions until at least the spring of 2021. For family law matters, cases involving children...

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