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

Publication/Podcast

Alert: Government Contractors and Employers of 100 or More 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...

Matter

Champion of Wind Energy Projects

Publication/Podcast

BORIM Issues Guidance on Recent Changes to Practice of Medicine Regulations

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (“BORIM”) recently finalized revisions to 243 CMR 2.00 (Licensure and the Practice of Medicine).  These changes took effect on August 9, 2019.  Because of the uncertainty resulting...

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...

Blog

The Sharpie and Employment Litigation Documentation

Blog

EEOC Announces EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Collection Will NOT 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...

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...

Matter

Goose Rocks Beach Litigation

We represent coastal landowners in an appeal pending before the Maine Supreme Court, in which we are challenging a lower court ruling that title to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport is held by the...

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 Natural Gas Conference