transactions

  • RoadOne IntermodaLogistics
  • Acquisition of the logistics operations of RoadLink USA, Inc. and certain affiliates
  • Harbar LLC and Built By Nature Group, LLC
  • Industrial development bond financing for major plant expansion
  • Frazer Capital & Co.
  • Acquisition and financing of 801 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Service Areas

Intellectual Property & Technology

Intellectual property and technology form the core of many of our clients’ businesses.
Our attorneys draw up on 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 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, the Boston College Intellectual Property Inn of Court, the MIT Enterprise Forum, and iNetwork128

Our expertise includes:
Intellectual Property

  • 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.

Our clients include:
Software
Hardware
Internet
Advertising
Brand names
Publishing
Product development
Consulting

Intellectual Property & Technology: Related Services Areas

Intellectual Property & Technology: Professionals

Dustin F. Hecker

Partner 617.973.6131 ext.   fax 617.722.4927 dhecker@pbl.com

Kevin J. O'Connell

Partner 617.973.6121 ext.   fax 617.722.4922 koconnell@pbl.com

Gary W. Smith

Partner 617.973.6277 ext.   fax 617.367.2315 gsmith@pbl.com

Jenna Ventorino

Associate 617.973.6149 ext.   fax 617.722.4971 jventorino@pbl.com

Intellectual Property & Technology: Publications

Why ADR Can Help Address the Rising Tide of Copyright Litigation

JAMS Dispute Resolution Alert, January 15, 2014

Cases Promise Clarity on Takedown Notices

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Gary W. Smith, September 12, 2013

The Risks and Benefits of Cloud Computing

Technorati, Joseph W. Corrigan, January 18, 2013

Kayak.com IPO Takes Off

NECN, Kevin J. O'Connell, July 20, 2012

The Emerging Duty To Preserve Electronic Data

Joseph W. Corrigan, June 16, 2006