Seth S. Coburn

Partner
T: (207) 253-4482
  • Boston College Law School (J.D.), cum laude
  • Hamilton College (B.A.), magna cum laude

Highlights

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Selected for inclusion in the 2018 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.

Biography

Seth primarily represents clients in complex intellectual property disputes across a range of industries and technologies. Seth works to understand each client’s business and goals to develop and execute the most effective strategy, whether that involves pre-litigation negotiation, administrative action before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, or litigation.

Seth has assisted clients in patent disputes in high tech fields such as telecommunications, software, and solid-state lighting, in courts such as the Eastern District of Texas, the District of New Hampshire and the District of Massachusetts. Seth is experienced in developing infringement and validity analyses, developing damages theories as well as developing, briefing and arguing Markman. Seth also has experience providing strategic pre-litigation counsel, including pre-suit risk analysis and developing risk-mitigation strategies.

In addition to his patent work, Seth also has experience assisting clients protect and manage their brands. Seth’s experience runs the gamut of trademark disputes: from complaint, motion practice, summary judgment through trial. Seth has represented clients in the hospitality, beverage and nutritional supplement industries in trademark disputes before courts in New York, Michigan, Massachusetts and Maine. He has also litigated disputes over trademark registrations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition to his intellectual property work, Seth has represented clients in matters before state and federal courts involving product liability claims, contract disputes, claims of unfair trade practices, as well as real estate and probate disputes.

Seth also has experience before a variety of appellate courts. Seth has also assisted in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit as well as multiple appeals before the Maine Law Court. Seth’s appellate experience involves matters such as venue, breach of contract, professional licensing, business interference claims and claims against fiduciaries, as well as property rights.

When he is not at his desk, Seth, a Maine native, spends much of his time hiking and skiing in the mountains around New England.

Public Service

Board of Directors, WinterKids

Memberships

American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
Boston Patent Law Association

Education

  • Boston College Law School (J.D.), cum laude
  • Hamilton College (B.A.), magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honors

Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Intellectual Property Litigation
Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2016)
The Kenneth R. Clegg Award for Excellence