Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to advise our clients on a full array of legal issues regarding their complex, ever-changing technology sectors. We not only guide our clients through complex intellectual property issues pertaining to their specific technology sectors, but our attorneys from various practice areas, including business law, employment, health care, and employee benefits, also work to ensure our clients receive superior legal counsel for all aspects of their businesses.

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With a long history of representing clients in various technology industry sectors, including biotechnology, clean technology, lighting, robotics, and software, we have been able to build strategic, valuable patent and trademark portfolios for our clients and have assisted them with navigating patent, trademark and copyright issues, and disputes in order to ensure their businesses continue to grow, mitigate risks, and thrive.

Our intellectual property litigators handle high-profile cases throughout the United States in federal and state courts and have experience across various technology industry sectors. They also represent clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Below is more information on our areas of focus.

Firm Highlights

News

PPP Loans May Trigger a Qui Tam Wave

On May 28, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published an article, "PPP Loans Expected to Trigger Qui Tam Wave." In response to the 2020 financial crisis due to COVID-19, the Paycheck Protection Program was launched. Litigation...

Blog

Hand Sanitizer Relief for Distilled Spirits Extension

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Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting: Flexible Work Options

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting at the Central Maine Human Resources Association Chapter Meeting. This month's chapter meeting will focus on flexible work options. Tawny will discuss how policy impacts...

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PPP Math for the Self-Employed: And, Yes, There is Still Time

The Small Business Administration reports that as of May 23 it still had nearly $150 billion of untapped Paycheck Protection Program funds. The Program has been underutilized by self-employed business owners, in part due...

Blog

BABLO Issues Guidance on Reopening

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2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

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Political Service

Mayor, City of Portland (2005-2006) Portland City Council (2002-2008) Portland City Council Transportation Committee, Chair (2002-2005) Jetport Master Planning Committee, Chair (2005-2007) Greater Portland Transit District, Trustee (2002-2005) Narrow Gauge Rail Alignment Committee, Chair...

News

Bill is Passed for Eased Restrictions on PPP Loan

On June 3, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, easing the restrictions on how businesses spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which may allow small business owners more room for qualifying...

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Webinar Materials: Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment

On May 28, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's Paul Carelis presented "Avoiding Risk & Litigation in the COVID-19 Work Environment" and discussed unknowns and liabilities for businesses when returning to work begins. Our...

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Community Service

Portland Regional Chamber, Chair (2012-14) Trustee (2008-16; 2019- present) Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, President (2019- ) Trustee (2016-present) Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Trustee (2009 - present) Project Green Schools, Advisory Trustee (2017-present...