Preti Flaherty’s attorneys help add value to business enterprises by developing creative and cost-effective strategies for securing, maintaining, exploiting and enforcing intellectual property rights. We understand the business implications of intellectual property issues and view each individual case in the context of where a client is now and where they want to go. With our extensive experience, we find unique solutions for a wide variety of intellectual property needs and provide businesses with a competitive edge. Our range of services include:

  • Preparing and filing patent applications
  • Advising clients on avoiding infringement
  • Developing and managing trademark portfolios
  • Protecting creative output through copyrights
  • Drafting development, confidentiality and employment agreements
  • Licensing and distribution
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

A partner in protecting your assets

We work closely with a range of clients, from multinational corporations to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits. For each of them, we serve not just as legal counsel but as a business partner, looking closely at their goals and operations and putting strategies in place that protect their interests in the short and long term. From the preparation and filing of patents and copyrights to helping clients identify opportunities and monetize exploitable assets, we advance clients’ operations and intellectual property value at home and abroad.

Should litigation become necessary, our Intellectual Property Group has substantial litigation experience before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has an excellent track record in developing litigation strategies designed to secure desired results quickly and cost-effectively.

Firm Highlights

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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Sabattus Family's Bat Woes Prompt Bill To Force Real Estate Pest Disclosure

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...