Bingham McCutchen

Companies with intellectual property law issues want a law firm that is qualified along several dimensions: the requisite expertise, a successful track record, and an ability to keep the client's business objectives uppermost in mind. They also want cost-effectiveness. Bingham McCutchen delivers all this plus a unified team of intellectual property attorneys, with expertise in IP transactions, protection, and litigation. We have the specialized, in-depth expertise of "boutique" firms, but we can handle major transactions and litigation as well -- all under one roof. This works best for us, and, more importantly, it works best for our clients.

Bingham McCutchen
150 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Tel:  617-951-8000
Fax: 617-951-8736

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, a national law firm with ten offices throughout the eastern United States, provides a full range of legal services nationwide to businesses of all sizes, institutions, municipalities, colleges and universities, government agencies and individuals. Its practice areas encompass all forms of litigation, intellectual property, corporate and business law, labor and employment relations, aviation law, bankruptcy and creditorsí rights, employee benefits, environmental law, construction law, municipal finance, real estate and tax and estate law.

The Intellectual Property Department of Eckert Seamans engages in the full spectrum of practice in this specialized area of the law, including U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law, and the negotiation, preparation and enforcement of a wide variety of related agreements including license, assignment, consulting, employment, nondisclosure and joint venture agreements, as well as college and university patent policies. Members of the department practice in many forums, including the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office, foreign patent offices and their appellate boards, state and federal courts throughout the country and the International Trade Commission.

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
One International Place, 18th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-2602
Tel: 617-342-6800
Fax: 617-342-6899

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson P.C. has since become a national powerhouse in the fields of intellectual property, complex litigation, and technology law.  The firmís early clients included Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers.  Our tradition of protecting ideas for talented and successful innovators continues today. The firm is also the most active firm in patent cases at the International Trade Commission, an agency that has become the forum of choice for patent disputes.  Fish & Richardson is also among the top patent prosecution firms; the firm files over 4,000 patent applications each year.

In addition to our intellectual property practice, we have built a broad complex litigation practice that includes not only patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, but also trial lawyers with experience in a wide range of high stakes, high tech business litigation. A truly national firm, Fish & Richardson has 250 attorneys and 30 technology specialists in eight different offices. While unique in their backgrounds and fields of study, our attorneys are alike in that all share a common desire to use their knowledge and experience to further our clientís goals.           

Fish & Richardson P.C.
225 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110-2804
Tel:  617-542-5070
Fax: 617-542-8906

Nicolai Law Group, P.C.

Nicolai Law Group represents businesses and their owners in both litigation and as ongoing legal counsel. Our philosophy stresses preventive law - to be involved with your enterprise as both business and legal counselors. Legal planning can and should be part of a risk avoidance strategy. The better we understand your business and its future plans, the better our opinions will serve you, anticipate problems and keep legal costs down. We pride ourselves on prompt and responsive client service .

To best serve our clients' needs, our professional staff includes members of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Panel, the Hampden County Bar Association Arbitration Panel and the Massachusetts Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel. We maintain professional standing in the Boston Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Federal Circuit Bar Association and Hampden County Bar Association.

For the professionals at Nicolai Law Group, problems are simply opportunities looking for the right answers. Nicolai Law Group offers those answers.

Nicolai Law Group, P.C.
146 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01103-1539
Tel: 413-272-2000, ext. 1
Fax: 413-272-2010

Nixon Peabody LLP 

Nixon Peabody LLPNixon Peabody's Technology and Intellectual Property (TIP) Group provides comprehensive, innovative counsel to help clients advance their business interests and realize the full value of their intellectual property assets.  We have extensive experience in providing full-spectrum intellectual property services, including patent prosecution and interference, brand management, trademark, copyright, licensing, and intellectual property litigation.  Our clients are inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, and leading academic institutions involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, optics, electronics, publishing, software, interactive media, telecommunications, and entertainment industries.  Nixon Peabody also provides client-tailored counseling in connection with intellectual property related business transactions.

Nixon Peabody LLP
101 Federal Street
Boston, MA  02110-1832
Tel: 617-345-1000
Fax: 617-345-1300
Email: David S. Resnick 

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