In 2018, the robotics market was valued at over $30 billion and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 25% during the five-year period ending in 2023. Applications using robots are rapidly growing beyond workhorses on industrial shop floors to various applications including surgical assistants, delivery vehicles, autonomous vehicles, exoskeletons, and unmanned aerial vehicles, among others.

We have patent prosecution experience in a wide variety of technologies. We don't simply file and prosecute patent applications – we provide strategy and insight to assist our clients in building patent portfolios that can be leveraged to achieve their objectives. We utilize our prior experiences to develop direct, conversational relationships with our clients' engineers and inventors to actively assist in identifying and protecting our clients' inventions.

Examples of our work include:

  • Assisted a client with developing and executing a strategy to build a significant patent portfolio, which was instrumental in securing over $50 million of funding.
  • Worked with a client's engineers to harvest more than 30 discrete inventions.

We also provide our robotics clients with due diligence reviews and patent opinions, including freedom to operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions. We advise our clients on a broad range of intellectual property-based transactions, including patent and technology licensing and technical development agreements.

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BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

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Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference

Join Verrill Partner, Anya F. Endsley on Friday, January 28, 2022 for session ten of this year's Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference, Estate Planning Under the New Rules. Anya, along with attorneys...

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Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

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Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

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Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

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Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

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Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

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Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

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Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

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Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

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