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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Understanding the Impact of the FTC’s New Noncompete Ban on Your Construction Business

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) attracted considerable media coverage when it issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements for workers in most circumstances and making existing noncompetes for the vast...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2024 “Maine Firm of the Year"

Benchmark Litigation  has named Preti Flaherty as 2024 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. Through extensive peer- and- client reviewed research, as well as analysis of casework; the Benchmark Awards...

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Preti’s Sig Schutz Recognized as Member of NHPR’s Pulitzer-Finalist Team

Preti First Amendment attorney Sig Schutz has been recognized as “a core member of the [NHPR] team” involved in a podcast honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the audio journalism category.  The podcast...

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Last days of 131st legislature

The Legislature will reconvene on Friday, May 10 th to take action on the six vetoes issued by the Governor since the Legislature adjourned on April 14 th . The vetoes and related messages...

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Maine Municipal Legislative Update

The second regular session of the 131st Maine Legislature has been particularly impactful for Maine’s municipalities, with further shrinking of home rule authority, new and onerous procedures for property tax sales, and many other...

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Preti Attorneys File Suit Against Al-Generated Robocalls in the 2024 NH Presidential Primary

Representing the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and individual voters, Preti Flaherty, with co-counsel, filed a federal lawsuit against Steve Kramer, Lingo Telecom...

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Maine Becomes Seventh State to Enact Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)

Maine is now the latest state to enact the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—following New Jersey, Oregon (substantially similar), Utah, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington. UPEPA aims to provide a clear framework for the...

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Maine Legislature (Again) Changes Process for Selling Tax-Acquired Properties (LD 2262)

On April 16, 2024, the Governor signed LD 2262, “An Act to Amend the Process for the Sale of Foreclosed Properties Due to Nonpayment of Taxes.”  In June 2023, in response to the United...

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Greg Hansel Named Top 25 Attorney of the Northeast Region by Attorney Intel

Preti Flaherty attorney Greg Hansel has been named one of the Top 25 Attorneys of the Northeast Region for 2024 by Attorney Intel . This year’s class of attorneys has been recognized for excelling...

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Veto Day and Final Day of the 131st Legislature

The Legislature convened on Friday, May 10 th for Veto Day to take action on the six bills objected to by the Governor. As expected, all six vetoes were sustained by lawmakers allowing  Governor...