In the second of a 2 part series dealing with Intellectual Capital and Intellectual Property, we’ll be hearing for one of the area’s foremost legal experts on the legal aspects of these topics. How should business owners and some of your consulting clients be defining, managing, and legally protecting their Intellectual Property? Let’s spend a little time learning from an area expert.
Stephen D. Wilson is a Partner at Preti Flaherty, where he practices with the firm’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, Entertainment & Sports Law, Business Law, and Securities practice groups. Steve's broad-based litigation and appellate experience includes successful representation of clients in numerous state and federal courts. He has served as lead counsel, local counsel, and counsel pro hac vice in numerous cases and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediation, arbitration, and judicial settlement conferences. He has advised and assisted clients in connection with a variety of intellectual property, sports law, and entertainment law matters, including copyright filings, trademark and service mark registrations, domain name disputes, patent infringement, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, unfair and deceptive trade practices, intellectual property portfolios, publicity rights, privacy rights, noncompete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, IP licensing agreements, compulsory licenses, performance contract disputes, agent disputes, endorsement agreements, TTAB proceedings, and ICANN proceedings.
He is a member of the Greater Portland Chambers of Commerce. He has served as Vice President of the Maine Jazz Alliance, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Maine, Incorporated. He is a member of Athletes & Executives, Inc. Steve has enjoyed playing guitar for almost thirty years, and has been involved with a number of bands in various genres of music, as well as a classical guitar ensemble. He lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and their son and two daughters.