Intellectual Property & Technology


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Verrill Dana is listed as a Recommended Firm for Intellectual Property in the 2018 edition of Managing Intellectual Property.
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Recognized in the 2017 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.


Verrill Dana’s Intellectual Property & Technology Group is a rapidly growing team, combining experienced attorneys and other professionals to provide the full range of intellectual property legal services from protection, to licensing, to litigation. In addition to prosecuting and maintaining patent and trademark portfolios for businesses throughout the U.S. and international market, our Intellectual Property attorneys handle high-profile patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases in the state and Federal courts.

The Intellectual Property services our attorneys provide to our clients include:

  • Trademark advice, screening and registration
  • Patent advice, searching and prosecution
  • Copyright advice and registration
  • Trademark, copyright, software, technology and patent transfers and licensing
  • Prosecution and defense of infringement actions and contested actions in State and Federal Courts and in the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Trade secret advice and litigation
  • Drafting and negotiating software development, license and distribution agreements
  • Website development and hosting agreements
  • Internet marketing and content license agreements
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Intellectual property audits
  • Other matters related to the Internet and electronic business, including disputes involving the ownership of websites and domain names

In a recent case in Federal court, our litigation team secured an important victory for a regional retailer of household and kitchen goods against an international manufacturer of kitchen appliances which had adopted our client’s name and trademark for a new product line. Through a two-prong approach, our litigators and our business lawyers secured both a trademark registration for our client and a court order requiring the infringer to stop using the mark and pay our client’s attorney fees.

We represent businesses in a variety of industries, ranging from computer networking to biotechnology, to publishing, to manufacturing. Representative Intellectual Property Group clients include: Artel, Inc.; Bowdoin College; Cognate Nutritionals, Inc.; Cosi, Inc.; Elo Touch Solutions; Diversified Business Communications; Dyeables, Inc.; ImmuCell Corp.; Mitotech S.A.; Senex Biotechnology, Inc.; Therakos, Inc.; TV Guide Magazine, LLC and The VIA Agency.


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