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Intellectual Property Litigation

Burns & Levinson’s IP Litigation attorneys represent clients worldwide in disputes involving a wide array of intellectual property and technology.

Whether representing large companies or individual inventors, we skillfully litigate in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner to defend the intellectual property rights in question.

Our IP litigators are seasoned in the following areas:

  • Anti-Counterfeiting
  • Computer Fraud
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Employment Agreements
  • False Advertising
  • Gray Market Goods
  • Internet Domain Name Disputes
  • Invention Assignment Agreements
  • Licenses
  • Patent Infringement
  • Privacy and Publicity Rights
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Trademark and Trade Name Infringement
  • Unfair Competition
We protect and enforce intellectual property at administrative agencies, including the United States Patent & Trademark Office, and represent clients in patent interferences, patent reexaminations, patent oppositions, trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings. We also work with and direct counsel in international intellectual property tribunals throughout the world.

We are experienced in alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation, which arise in nearly every dispute and often by court order. We understand that an amicable business resolution may be the best solution for even the most aggrieved client, and maintain the client’s best interests as paramount in every dispute.

We have technical, educational and litigation experience in a variety of scientific disciplines including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Business Methods
  • Chemicals and Pesticides
  • Clothing and Footwear
  • Computer Software and Hardware
  • Cosmetics
  • Educational Tools
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Entertainment Technologies
  • Food Technologies
  • Internet Products
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Products
  • Medical Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail Products
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Telecommunications

The Intellectual Property Litigation Group at Burns & Levinson

Name Title Phone Email
Howard J. Susser, Chair Partner 617.345.3738
Sara Yevics Beccia Partner 617.345.3648
Laura L. Carroll Partner 617.345.3339
Stephen Y. Chow Partner 617.345.3263
Michael C. Gilleran Partner 617.345.3270
Bruce D. Jobse Partner 617.345.3207
Deborah J. Peckham Partner 617.345.3577
Brooke A. Penrose Associate 617.345.3287
Mark Schonfeld Partner 617.345.3329
Merton E. Thompson Partner 617.345.3697