Biography

Stan is an intellectual property attorney who serves as Chair of the Intellectual Property Group and is resident in the firm's Boston office. He was previously the Senior Managing Partner of the IP firm Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici, which has since merged with Preti Flaherty. Stan draws on more than forty years of experience in all facets of IP law to counsel corporate and university clients in patent, licensing, trademark and other intellectual property matters. He also helps clients develop and maintain internal company procedures for the management of intellectual property.

Stan is a trusted resource for technological transactions and in the strategic use and protection of intellectual property. His experience in evaluating intellectual property as part of start-up, acquisition and financing ventures has been an essential part of hundreds of transactions. Stan also regularly conducts due diligence studies, and renders legal opinions on issues of infringement, validity and ownership of intellectual property. In his diverse intellectual property practice, Stan helps companies and institutions of all sizes capitalize on their intellectual property portfolios.

Prior to launching his legal practice, Stan worked as a patent engineer and then as a corporate patent attorney at a large international electronics and communications company where he was engaged in the protection and analysis of a broad range of technology, particularly electronic systems, and in government contract patent and data requirements.

Stan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University (1959) and obtained his law degree, cum laude, from the New England School of Law (1964), where he was an Adjunct Professor of patent law for ten years. He has organized and participated in numerous seminars, conferences and continuing legal education programs on many different intellectual property topics.

Professional Activities

  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Massachusetts State Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • MTI Tech Advisory Board - Precision Manufacturing Group 

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers since 2004
  • AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Fight Anonymous Testimony in Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

A group of newspapers in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, and Waterville, represented by Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund Schutz, have filed a motion in federal court requesting the identity of nine healthcare workers seeking religious exemption from the state's...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Jeffrey Thaler to the Firm

In a move that significantly expands its pioneering Climate Strategy Practice Group, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, LLP is pleased to announce that it has hired Jeffrey Thaler, a leading climate and clean energy...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Sigmund D. Schutz Named to AAA Roster of Arbitrators

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Sigmund Schutz was recently named to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Roster of Arbitrators. AAA is a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins Honored by Maine Supreme Judicial Court for Pro Bono Service

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins have been honored by the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program for their 2021 contributions to pro bono legal aid in the state...

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Decision in Workers’ Compensation Case Regarding Notice Requirements

In  Desgrosseilliers v. Auburn Sheet Metal  (2021 ME 63 [December 16, 2021]), the question presented is whether an employee is required to give notice of his occupational disease claim to his former employer’s insurer...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Walker and Sedlack Provide Counsel in Portland Recount Battle

After two days, hours of discussions, reported discrepancies in voting machines, and a hand recount of ballots, Roberto Rodriguez emerged as the winner of Portland’s at-large city council election. The hotly contested race was the first ranked-choice...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

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EPA Makes History With First-Ever Addition of Hazardous Air Pollutant

After a decade-long back-and-forth with states, NGOs and industry groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally announced that it will add a powerful dry cleaning solvent, 1-bromopropane, or “1-BP” to its list of...

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What Do the Supreme Court's Vaccination Rulings Mean for Your Business?

Reflecting the deep rift in public opinion concerning the government’s role in dictating how businesses, health care entities and public sector employers ought to act to stem the spread of COVID-19, a divided U.S. Supreme...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion to Partner of Kristin Collins and John Cronan, III

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristin M. Collins and John J. Cronan, III. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners within their respective fields...