Laura L. Carroll

Partner

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3339
Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Education

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1979

A.M., Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1976

B.A., with highest honors, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973

Laura Carroll is a partner and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Business Litigation and Canada groups. Laura concentrates her practice in intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret and unfair competition matters. She also handles other business litigation matters, and has extensive trial experience in federal and state courts, arbitration and mediation. Laura's clients are in the manufacturing, medical, electronics and food industries.

Experience

Experience

  • Represents companies in weapons accessories industry in intellectual property matters (including patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and litigation)
  • Represents medical device companies in patent and trademark matters
  • Represents machine tool manufacturers in patent and trademark matters
  • Represents seafood processors and importers in trademark infringement lawsuits against competitors using infringing marks on their branded products
  • Represents trademark owners and applicants before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board at the USPTO
  • Represented manufacturer against patent infringement claims by major competitor concerning process and device patent for coating die
  • Represented voice recognition company in lawsuit with ex-employee concerning ownership of software patent
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel

The Best Lawyers in America© (2012-2017), Litigation - Intellectual Property

Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004-2006)

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Charlestown Mothers Association

  • Board Member and Legal Counsel

The Park School

  • "The Park Parent," Editorial Board

Memberships

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

American Bar Association

New England - Canada Business Council

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • “Brand That Fish! How to Distinguish Your Seafood Products and Services in a Crowded Marketplace,” Speaker, International Boston Seafood Show, March 2013
  •  “Legal Issues to Consider When Doing Business in the U.S.,” Presenter, Canadian Consulate, March and April 2011, December 2010, July 2009, May 2007 and May 2006
  • "Nova Scotia Trade Mission," Speaker, Canadian Consulate, December 2009
  • "New Brunswick Trade Mission," Speaker, Canadian Consulate, May 2009
  • Panelist, New Hampshire High Technology IP Forum, July 2008
  • "New Brunswick Export Partnership Forum," Speaker, Canadian Consulate, May 2008
  • "Fundy Region Export Development Initiative Educational Seminar," Speaker, Consulate General of Canada and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, March 2008
  • "Strategic Partnering with the New England States,” Speaker, FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2006
  • "Export USA" Conference," Keynote Speaker, March 2006
Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

articles

  • “Defending Against a Patent Infringement Claim: A Primer,” New England In-House, January 2007
  • “U.S. Supreme Court Favors Innovation, Even if at Expense of Patent Rights,” Intellectual Property Update, June 2005

quotes

  • “Laura L. Carroll: Boston litigator makes complex cases seem simple,” Commercial Lending Litigation News, July 2005

Resources
Laura L. Carroll
Practices
  • IP Litigation
  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • IP Transactions
  • Canada Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • International
Education

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1979

A.M., Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1976

B.A., with highest honors, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1973

Admissions

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

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