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Jerry Cohen


Office Phone: 617.345.3276
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia
Rhode Island
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, D.C. and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Canadian Patent Office


Prior to joining Burns & Levinson LLP in January 2006, Mr. Cohen was a partner with the firm Perkins Smith & Cohen LLP.

He has more than 40 years experience as a lawyer dealing with patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, licensing/franchising, visual arts, software, databases and publication law, formation and operation of business enterprises and not-for-profit organizations, international trade, litigation/ADR, and legal ethics. He handles acquisition, licensing and litigation of intellectual property rights. He has also served as an expert witness, arbitrator and mediator in intellectual property matters.


Additional Information:




  • 11/14/2013, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - Proposed new copyright panel raises questions
    Jerry Cohen was quoted in this article by David E. Frank.
  • 8/29/2013, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - In ‘Kung Fu Panda’ suit, a surprise ending
    Jerry Cohen was quoted in this article by David E. Frank.
  • 3/1/2012, The Boston Globe - In hacker trial, issues of theft and free access
    Jerry Cohen was quoted in this article by Milton J. Valencia.
  • 7/20/2011, The Boston Globe - Activist charged with hacking
    Jerry Cohen was quoted in this article by Milton J. Valencia.

Recent Articles and Publications:

Intellectual Property Practice
MCLE, January 2016
Editor: Jerry Cohen. Contributing authors: Sara Beccia, John Hamilton, Renee Inomata, Deborah Peckham, Mark Schonfeld and John Serio.

Review of J.F. Witt's "The Lincoln Code"
Massachusetts Law Review Vol. 95 Num.4, April 29, 2014

Introduction to Trademark Law
Intellectual Property Practice, MCLE, October 2011
Editor: Jerry Cohen. Burns & Levinson contributing authors: Sara Beccia, Renee Inomata, Deborah Peckham and Mark Schonfeld.

Trademarks and related unfair competition law (no. 18-5th)
May 2011
Jerry Cohen wrote the 5th edition of this book, published by the Bureau of National Affairs.

Speaking Engagements:

Federal Circuit Bar Association's Program, 10.25.2016
Location: Washington, D.C.
Role: Panelist
Topic: Potential Effects of the Defend Trade Secrets Act on Section 337 Investigations - Analysis and Predictions

The Lawyers Clearinghouse Seminar, 2.17.2016
Location: Boston, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Intellectual Property Law Overview for Nonprofits

AIPLA 2015 Trade Secret Law Summit, 11.12.2015
Location: Boston, MA
Role: Panelist
Topic: The Ethics of Data Security and Trade Secret Protection for Lawyers​

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Center For Competitive Management Webinar, 9.16.2015
Role: Speaker
Topic: Inside Counsel’s Guide to Trade Secret Protection Now and In the Future