Laura Carroll is a partner and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Business Litigation groups. Laura concentrates her practice in intellectual property litigation, with a primary focus on patent litigation, and also handles trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and unfair competition matters.

Laura is sought after for her ability to understand highly complex technical cases, present the facts in a clear and compelling way, and achieve her clients’ desired results. Laura has extensive experience in federal courts throughout the U.S., as well as state courts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Clients appreciate her ability to understand complex mechanical and manufacturing technologies, and she frequently handles IP matters in the defense industry. She also serves as outside general counsel to several closely held companies.

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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



New Hampshire

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

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Federal Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court

honors & awards

AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

The Best Lawyers in America© Best Lawyer, Litigation – Intellectual Property (2012-2024)


community involvement

  • Charlestown Mothers Association: Board Member and Legal Counsel to 501(c)(3) Organization
  • Legal Counsel to 501(c)(3) low-income tenant organization
  • Legal Counsel to 501(c)(3) Parent Associations for inner-city Boston public schools.


  • Represents companies in defense industry in intellectual property matters (including patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and litigation)
  • Represents machine tool manufacturers in patent and trademark matters
  • Represented potential buyer of patent portfolio in litigation regarding valuation – jury verdict in client’s favor
  • Represented voice recognition company in lawsuit with ex-employee concerning ownership of software patent
  • Represents trademark owners and applicants before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board at the USPTO


Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

New Hampshire Bar Association

American Bar Association

New England – Canada Business Council

speaking engagements

“IP Issues in U.S. for Canadian Companies,” Regular Presenter, Canadian Consulate, 2006-2021

Panelist, New Hampshire High Technology IP Forum, July 2008

“Strategic Partnering with the New England States,” Speaker, FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) National Conference, June 2006

“Brand That Fish! How to Distinguish Your Seafood Products and Services in a Crowded Marketplace,” Speaker, International Boston Seafood Show, March 2013

Speaker, American Bar Association Litigation Section Annual Meeting, May 2004