Beverly Hjorth is a registered patent attorney who helps clients navigate the legal issues of patents and trademarks. Beverly previously practiced with Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici and is currently a Director with Preti Flaherty's Intellectual Property Group in the Boston office. Beverly focuses her practice on the prosecution of applications for U.S. and foreign patents, particularly in the mechanical, environmental, materials, medical devices, optics, manufacturing structural and civil engineering fields. She also maintains a wide ranging trademark practice relating to both U.S. and foreign trademarks and handles many copyright and licensing and other agreement matters.
Acquiring Patents and Trademarks, Domestically and Internationally
Beverly brings particular expertise in patent and trademark matters to Preti Flaherty's Intellectual Property Group. Prior to beginning her career in private practice, Beverly gained valuable experience as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examining applications in a mechanical group. Due to her deep experience from that office and its processes, Beverly has assisted dozens of companies with their essential applications to protect their intellectual property. Additionally, Beverly has done extensive work internationally, assisting foreign companies with their U.S. patent and trademark processes and helping American companies acquire patents and trademarks abroad.
Beverly received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 1979 and an M.S.E. in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 1982. In 1988, she graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was also a member of the Law Review. Beverly is admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, the American Bar Association, and the Boston Patent Law Association and has presented to a number of groups on various intellectual property topics. She also served as President of the Women's Initiative for Technology Leadership, an organization dedicated to advancing the position of women in technology. Beverly is the author of numerous publications, including the recent articles "Protecting Your Mark," in Intellectual Property Magazine and "What Does 'Public Domain' Mean After the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Golan v. Holder?" in the Maryland Bar Journal.