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; and
  • defense of a Fortune 500 company in a dispute with an NPE in federal district court.

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

Publication/Podcast

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2021 Summer Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF. This Client Advisory summarizes developments in the law governing employee benefit plans prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain what these developments mean for plan sponsors and...

Event

Maine State Chamber of Commerce: The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks

On October 26, Verrill telecommunications attorney Geoffrey Why will be moderating the virtual event, “The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks,” hosted by The Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The Wireless Summit will explore...

Event

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association Annual HR/Labor Forum

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association will be virtually hosting their Annual HR/ Labor Forum on October 26th from 9:00AM to 11:15AM. Human Resources professionals in the Healthcare field face an ever-evolving labor and employment...

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trademark Attorneys to Growing IP Practice

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

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

Blog

Myth Buster: Employees Do Not Have to Be Affiliated With An Organized Religion to Be Entitled To A Religious Accommodation

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

Geoff Why to Moderate "The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks"

Publication/Podcast

House Democrats Propose Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes: Important Estate Planning Implications

Please note: this alert was updated on September 30, 2021. What you need to know : On September 13, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed tax plan to fund President...

News

Verrill Announces New Leadership Changes in Support of Its Plans for Strategic Growth

(September 29, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated Chrissie Eastin to Director of Human Resources and Robert Wright to Director of Office Operations as the firm continues to...

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