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 assts, 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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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...

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Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...

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Construction Alert: Gov. Baker Clarifies Massachusetts Construction Requirements and Possible Future Impacts for New Hampshire

The state of construction in Massachusetts continues to evolve as Governor Baker issued another order yesterday tightening  the list of types of construction that are allowed to proceed  as "essential services." Under the new...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...