Biography

Travis brings a sophisticated understanding of policy and the law, a breadth of experience, and a keen eye for detail to the matters he handles. This equates to superlative client representation firmly rooted in the fundamentals of litigation, yet adapted to suit a client’s needs in an ever-changing legal landscape.

Travis’ practice primarily focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, particularly patent litigation. His experience covers a wide range of technologies and industries, including biotechnology and the life sciences, as well as electronics, lighting, software, and telecommunications. Travis has worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as private inventors, both domestically and abroad, and across a diverse array of venues.

Travis has handled matters from complaint, to early motion practice, through discovery, summary judgment, and to trial. Recent highlights include representation of clients in:

  • a life sciences patent inventorship trial, which was one of the first entirely virtual bench trials to occur in the District of Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • a complex patent enforcement matter spanning multiple venues, including a post-grant review proceeding before the USPTO.

Prior to joining Verrill, Travis clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. LaConte, P.J.Ch. (retired) in the Superior Court of New Jersey's General Equity Division. During law school, Travis simultaneously worked part time as a legal research assistant to the Minnesota House of Representatives; a research assistant to Professor Tom Cotter, assisting him in researching intellectual property topics related to his blog on comparative patent remedies as well as related academic literature; and as Managing Editor and Articles Editor for the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, during which he earned distinction as the 2017 editor of the year.

In his free time, Travis enjoys traveling to new places and visiting friends and family in his home state of North Dakota.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School  (J.D.)
    • Intellectual Property Concentration
  • University of North Dakota  (B.A.)
    • English and Linguistics

Public Service

  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Public Service Distinction (2017)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Minnesota

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Firm Highlights

Matter

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...

Blog

Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Forms

As many readers know, on May 28, 2021, An Act Providing for Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave was passed. The Act creates a fund for the Commonwealth to reimburse eligible employers who provide...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

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

Publication/Podcast

Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

On June 10, employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez spoke with Maine Association of Nonprofits for its blog post "Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?" As MANP continues to receive questions from...

Event

IFOB “How-To”: Diversity and Inclusion Program

Join the Institute for Family-Owned Business for a program, "'How-To': Diversity and Inclusion Program," on June 24 at 8:30AM. Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting “Covering and Why it is Effecting...

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

News

Maine's Evolving Economy and the Future of Remote Work

On June 8, Maine Public published "The Future of Remote Work: The Outlook for Maine Employers and Workers As Offices Re-Open," covering its Maine’s Evolving Economy series that focuses on the shifts in Maine’s...

Event

Relay for Justice Virtual 5K to Benefit Campaign for Justice

The Maine State Bar Association New Lawyers Section (NLS) is hosting the Relay for Justice, a Virtual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Campaign for Justice. The race will take place June 25-27th and will...

Blog

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Settings

Earlier today (June 10, 2021), OSHA issued COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Subpart U applicable to healthcare settings. While OSHA has indicated that future guidance may be provided for other industries, today’s guidance is...

News

32 Verrill Attorneys, Across Three Offices, Recognized in 2021 Chambers & Partners Guide

(May 27, 2021) – Verrill has been rated as a Leading Firm in a total of 11 categories and subcategories as evaluated by London-based Chambers & Partners, one of the world's most respected legal...

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