• Apollo Security International, Inc. of Massachusetts and New York
  • Stock sales to Universal Protection Service, LLC d/b/a Allied Universal Services
  • The Viridian
  • 200-residential unit development, Boston, MA
  • Fletcher Granite Company, LLC
  • Chapter 11 liquidation of largest U.S. supplier of granite curb

Intellectual Property & Technology


Intellectual property and technology form the core of many of our clients’ businesses.

Our attorneys draw upon diverse backgrounds and disciplines to assist clients with all aspects of the protection, ownership, transfer and use of intellectual property and technology.  The firm acts as counsel to universities and a wide variety of technology companies as well as more traditional companies such as publishers, manufacturers, advertising agencies and retailers who face intellectual property and technology law issues as part of their business activities.

Our attorneys frequently speak and publish articles in this field and are active in groups such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association, Boston Patent Law Association, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, MIT Enterprise Forum, North Shore Technology Council, Society of Women Engineers, and the Intellectual Property Section of the Boston Bar Association.

Our expertise includes:
Intellectual Property

  • Patent prosecution – U.S. and foreign 
  • Patent, copyright and trademark licensing
  • Trademark selection, registration and maintenance
  • Trade secret protection
  • Copyright registration and protection
  • Due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and financings
  • Related litigation and client counseling

Technology and Internet Law

  • Software licensing
  • Telecommunications and application management
  • IT consulting
  • Technology development
  • Web hosting and development
  • Privacy and terms of service
  • Non-disclosure and employee agreements

Representative matters

  • Defense of national retailer in patent infringement litigation.
  • A software company licensing its revenue enhancement software to government entities.
  • Internet cybersquatting, trademark and copyright policing for corporate clients.
  • A large manufacturing company negotiating information technology, telecommunications and software licensing agreements.
  • A start-up company distributing Web based learning courses through retailers.
  • A global food processor licensing a well-known brand name.
  • A medical diagnostics company licensing a large family of patents.
  • An antibody company launching a patent portfolio while avoiding other companies’ patents.
  • A university replacing an expiring revenue-generating patent portfolio with a follow-on patent family.
  • Developing a patent portfolio for a start-up high-tech garment company to license to major retail brands.
  • A government contractor developing a patent portfolio based on research funded with SBIR grants.

Our clients include:
Retail and distribution
Brand names
Product development
Medical devices
Medical diagnostics
Food technology
Advanced materials

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Alan Chow

Associate617.973.6152 fax

Brian Gaudet

Partner617.973.6161 fax 617.722.4922

Dustin Hecker

Partner617.973.6131 fax

Beverly Hjorth

Partner617.973.6282 fax 617.307.7742

Lin Hymel

Partner617.973.6281 fax 617.307.7743

Sanjeev Mahanta

Associate617.973.6219 fax

Gary Smith

Partner617.973.6277 fax


Reasonable Expectation of Success to the Rescue

IP Watchdog, Sanjeev Mahanta, March 9, 2018

Inherency in Obviousness – What is the Correct Standard?

IP Watchdog, Sanjeev Mahanta, August 1, 2017

How to Secure Intellectual Property from Loss or Compromise

Digital Guardian, Gary Smith, January 10, 2017

Big Battles in IP - Where is Congress?

Intellectual Property Magazine, Lin Hymel, September 27, 2016

What Are The Pros and Cons of Recycling Trademarks?

Intellectual Property Magazine, Gary Smith, May 3, 2016

Removal Untimely In Patent Case

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Gary Smith, November 5, 2015

Divided Infringement In The Limelight

Intellectual Property Magazine, Beverly Hjorth, October 1, 2015

Why ADR Can Help Address the Rising Tide of Copyright Litigation

JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert, Gary Smith, January 15, 2014

Cases Promise Clarity on Takedown Notices

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Gary Smith, September 12, 2013 IPO Takes Off

NECN, July 20, 2012

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