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A veteran trial attorney with comprehensive experience in intellectual property and other complex business litigation. I've litigated dozens of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, false advertising, unfair competition, and other technology disputes in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels.

I represent high-tech businesses in many different sectors, particularly in the software industry, advising clients on matters such as proprietary and open source software development and licensing, IT system development and integration, internet and e-commerce, trade secrets and non-competition agreements, and online and traditional media.

Additionally, I have considerable appellate experience, having argued before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and written briefs on a wide range of issues to the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, and Federal Circuits, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

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  1. Licensing: 25%
    23 years
  2. Internet: 25%
    23 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
    23 years
  4. Litigation: 25%
    23 years

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Brown Rudnick LLP

One Financial Center
Boston, MA, 02111-2621

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 199507/05/2016
MAActive199506/26/2016
MDActive199309/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2010
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2009
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2006
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2005
Massachusetts Super LawyerBoston Magazine2004
Rising Legal StarMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner, Litigation and Intellectual PropertyBrown Rudnick LLP2008 - Present
Partner, Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice GroupHolland & Knight LLP1995 - 2008
AssociateShea & Gardner1993 - 1995
Law ClerkDavis Polk & Wardwell1992 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boston Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tremont Tower Condominium LLC v. George B.H. Macomber Co., 436 Mass. 677 (2002)Won appeal in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Boyajian v. GatzunisSummary judgment for client, affirmed on appeal
Martin v. The Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsOn appeal, overturned adverse ruling
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Huffington PostGoogle's Android Contains Legal Landmines2011
Brown Rudnick AdvisoryThe Bionic LIbrary: Did Google Work Around the GPL?2011
Litigation Journal (ABA)Copyright Claims: Not Just For Artists Anymore2008
Inside the Minds: Winning Legal Strategies for Technology and E-Business, Aspatore Books“An Overview of Technology and E-Business Legal Issues”2005
Intellectual Property Counselor NewsletterExtraction of Public Data from Proprietary Database Is Not Infringement2005
International Intellectual Property Licensing, BNA InternationalUnited States Intellectual Property Licensing2005
The Computer and Internet LawyerOpen Source Software Monetized: Out of the Bazaar and into Big Business2004
Computer Law AssociationThe Metamorphosis of the Free Software Movement: Monetized Open Source2004
Advertising Compliance ServiceNew Federal Anti-Spam Law Creates National Regulatory Framework2004
Georgetown Law JournalEdward J. Naughton, Note, "Is Cyberspace a Public Forum? Computer Bulletin Boards, Free Speech, and State Action," 81 GEO. L.J. 409 (1992).1992
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Amherst CollegeChemistry, PhilosophyA.B.1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Social Media Law (co-chair)Legal and Practical Strategies for Dealing With Adverse Content2011
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionSocial Media: Fad or Future2011
New York Biotechnology Association Annual MeetingThe Past, Present, and Future of Gene Patenting2010
Massachusetts Continuing Legal EducationHow to Win Motions for Summary Judgment2007
Open Source Software: Risks, Benefits, And Practical Realities In The Corporate EnvironmentOpen Source Playbook For Software Developers2006
Massachusetts Continuing Legal EducationHow to Win Motions for Summary Judgment2006
Stanford Law School 2nd Annual E-Commerce Best Practices ConferenceDeveloping With Open Source Software: The Risks and How To Manage Them2005
Association of Corporate CounselAttorney Client Privilege in An Electronic World2005
Massachusetts Continuing Legal EducationNoncompetition Agreements2004
New York Software Association Annual SummitA Sale by Any Other Name? Software Licensing and the First Sale Doctrine2002