Biography

Seth represents clients in complex intellectual property disputes across a range of industries and technologies. He works to understand each client’s business and goals to develop and execute the most effective strategy, whether that involves pre-litigation negotiation, administrative action before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or litigation.

Seth has assisted clients in patent disputes in high-tech fields such as telecommunications, software, and solid-state lighting, in courts such as the Eastern District of Texas, the District of New Hampshire and the District of Massachusetts. Seth is experienced in developing infringement and validity analyses, and developing damages theories as well as developing, briefing and arguing Markman hearings. Seth also has experience providing strategic pre-litigation counsel, including pre-suit risk analysis and developing risk-mitigation strategies.

In addition to his patent work, Seth has experience assisting clients with protecting and managing their brands. His experience runs the gamut of trademark disputes: from complaint, motion practice and summary judgment through trial. Seth has represented clients in the hospitality, beverage and nutritional supplement industries in trademark disputes before courts in New York, Michigan, Massachusetts and Maine. He has also litigated disputes over trademark registrations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition to his intellectual property work, Seth has represented clients in matters before state and federal courts involving product liability claims, contract disputes, and claims of unfair trade practices, as well as real estate and probate disputes.

Seth has experience before a variety of appellate courts. He has assisted in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit as well as multiple appeals before the Maine Law Court. Seth’s appellate experience involves matters such as venue, breach of contract, professional licensing, business interference claims and claims against fiduciaries as well as property rights.

When he is not at his desk, Seth, a Maine native, spends much of his time hiking and skiing in the New England mountains.

Services / Industries

Education

  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
  • Hamilton College  (B.A., magna cum laude)

Public Service

  • Board of Directors, WinterKids

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association

Honors

  • The Kenneth R. Clegg Award for Excellence
  • Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2016)
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Intellectual Property Litigation

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Firm Highlights

News

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...

News

61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

Matter

Employment Litigation: Wage and Hour

Representation of a national security solutions company against claims of discrimination and wage and hour violations.

Blog

EEOC Announces EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection WON'T Be Renewed

Yesterday, September 11, 2019, the EEOC announced that it will not seek to renew collection of EEO-1 Component 2 Data for 2019, 2020, and 2021.  This does not impact employer’s current EEO-1 obligations to...

Matter

Employment Litigation: Discrimination and Harassment

Representation of a private equity owned medical group against claims of discrimination and harassment brought before the state Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities.

Publication/Podcast

CMS Cracking Down on Health Care Fraud and Abuse

To increase provider and supplier transparency and accountability, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently issued a final rule (“Final Rule”) with comment period that allows CMS greater ability to prevent fraud...

Event

Developing Opportunities: How You Can Take Advantage of the New Opportunity Zones

On October 8, business law attorneys, Regina Flaherty, Mark Googins, and Cheryl Johnson will be presenting at the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors' Annual Convention, "Developing Opportunities: How You Can Take Advantage of the...

Event

7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference

Publication/Podcast

Government Contractors & Employers of 100+ Employees Must File New EEOC Report by September 30, 2019

EEO-1 Component 2 Report Due by September 30, 2019 All employers that are required to submit an EEO-1 federal report -- employers of 100 or more or federal government contractors and first-tier subcontractors with...

Blog

The Sharpie and Employment Litigation Documentation