Lita M. Verrier

Lita M. Verrier: Attorney with Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley A Professional Corporation

Biography

EXPERIENCE

Lita M. Verrier specializes in complex business and high-technology litigation, employer side employment, intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition, as well as employer disputes regarding same. Advanced mediation and arbitration skills have allowed her to resolve cases quickly and efficiently including in multi-party construction cases and other commercial litigation. Licensed in California and Massachusetts, Ms. Verrier has worked with businesses and high-tech companies throughout California and the East Coast with regard to all aspects of business disputes and employment, both as plaintiff and defendant and providing advice to companies regarding their intellectual property rights.

Ms. Verrier joined the San Jose RMKB office in 1995. Having grown up in the Boston area, Ms. Verrier returned to New England and currently manages the RMKB office in Boston, which opened in 2007. She received her undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business, at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude at Pepperdine University, School of Law. While she was at Pepperdine, Ms. Verrier was the Lead Articles Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review, and a Judicial Extern for Justice Arabian of the California Supreme Court.

Ms. Verrier was a Commissioner of the California Commission on Aging, appointed by Governor Pete Wilson.

She is a member of the Massachusetts and California State Bars, the Santa Clara County and American Bar Associations and is on the Executive Committee of ProVisors. She is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts State Courts, the District Court of Massachusetts, all California State Courts, and the Northern, Southern, and Eastern District Courts of California, the U.S. District Court District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

News

•RMKB Partners’, Francois G. Laugier and Lita M. Verrier recently presented in Boston to the 2017 Medicen Delegation. May 19, 2017
Francois G. Laugier, Lita M. Verrier
RMKB Partners’, Francois G. Laugier and Lita M. Verrier recently presented in Boston to the 2017 Medicen Delegation.

Speaking Engagements

•2017 Medicen Delegation
May 19, 2017
Presenters: Francois G. Laugier, Lita M. Verrier
•How to be Defensive of Your IP in Business Meetings
May 7, 2014
Presenters: Francois G. Laugier, Lita M. Verrie

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Business And Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability
  • Retail Industry Services
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Construction

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(617) 850-1801  Phone
www.rmkb.com/lawyers/Lita_Verrier
University Attended:
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvannia, B.S., 1991
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995
Admission:
USDC: Eastern District of California; USDC: Northern District of California; USDC: Southern District of California; USDC: District of Massachusetts; US Court of Appeals for First Circuit; USDC: District of Colorado; 1995, California; Massachusetts
Memberships:

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

•Santa Clara County Bar Association
•State Bar of California
•Massachusetts Bar Association
•American Bar Association (ABA)
•ProVisors (Executive Committee)

Languages:
Spanish
Reported Cases:
Representative Experience: Trade Secret Misappropriation; Trade Dress and Trademark Infringement; Unfair Competition; Fraud; USDC: Northern District of California; Defendant Doll Manufacturer; Intellectual Property; Defended a doll manufacturer in a suit for trademark, trade name and trade dress misappropriation and unfair competition.; The matter settled prior to trial favorably for our client.; Copyright Infringement; USDC: Northern District of California; Plaintiff Technology IT Services Company; Business And Commercial Litigation , Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property; Represented the plaintiff, an IT services company, in a matter involving copyright infringement, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and declaratory relief related to the selling and licensing of products that enable integration and migration solutions for different business processes across heterogeneous systems by and through intelligent adapters.; Obtained a favorable settlement for the client.; Patent Infringement; USDC: District of Arizona; Defendant Semiconductor Company; Intellectual Property; Representing the defendant, a semiconductor manufacturer, in a patent infringement case alleged against our client and other semiconductor companies.; Obtained a settlement to our client's satisfaction.; Fiduciary Duty; Trust; Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara; Defendant Semiconductor Company and Trustee; Professional Liability; Represented the defendants, a semiconductor company and trustee, in a claim for breach of fiduciary duty regarding trusts and trust administration.; The claims against both of the defendants in the matter were defeated by summary judgment, resulting in a complete defense of the case.; Trademark Infringement, False Advertising; USDC: Northern District of California, San Jose Division; Plaintiff Semiconductor Company; Intellectual Property; Represented the plaintiff, a semiconductor company, in a case alleging trademark infringement and false advertising involving Maxim's flagship Maxim mark.; The case settled favorably for Maxim after obtaining a stipulated order for a permanent injunction, which caused the defendant to change its mark.; Santa Clara County Superior Court; Defendant; Software Manufacturer; Represented the defendant, a software manufacturer, against claims of defective software.; A favorable settlement for our client was obtained.; Trade Secret; Santa Clara County Superior Court; Defendant Computer Peripheral Manufacturer; Intellectual Property , Trade Secret Protection and Litigation; Defended a computer peripheral manufacturer in a suit involving a trade secret and related torts dispute.; Defeated a preliminary injunction and a favorable settlement was reached.; Trademark Infringement; Breach of Contract; USDC: Northern District of California - San Francisco Division District Court; Defendant Call Center; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property; Represented the defendant, a call center, in a trademark infringement and breach of contract related to licensing/distributorship agreement lawsuit.; Obtained a favorable settlement for our client.; Trade Secret; San Fracisco County Superior Court; Defendant; Environmental , Intellectual Property , Trade Secret Protection and Litigation; Represented the defendant in a case involving trade secret claims regarding an environmental testing field.; A settlement favorable to our client was reached.; Copyright Infringement; Trade Secret; USDC: Northern District of California; Plaintiff Managment Consulting Group; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property , Trade Secret Protection and Litigation; Represented the plaintiff/defendant, a management consulting group, and the defendant, the president of the management consulting group, in this copyright, trade secret case.; A favorable settlement was reached.; Copyright Infringement; USDC: Eastern District of California; Defendant; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property; Represented the defendant in a case involving a copyright infringement action related to the use of the Barney character.; Negotiated a favorable license agreement and settlement for the client.; Trademark Infringement; USDC: Northern District of California- San Francisco Division; Defendant Winery; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property; Defended a winery in a case in which the plaintiff claimed infringement and unfair competition related to the sale of wine under a specific name.; Obtained a favorable settlement for our client.; Copyright Infringement; USDC: Northern District of California- San Jose; Defendant; Broadcasting Company; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property; Represented the defendant, a broadcasting company, in this copyright infringement action concerning consignment and resale of original art/pictures.; Negotiated a favorable settlement for our client.; Patent; Trademark Infringement; USDC: Northern District of California; Defendant Software Company; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property , Patent Prosecution, Licensing and Litigation; Represented the defendant, a software company, in this patent, trademark and related torts action involving the sale of software that allegedly infringed both patents and trademarks of the plaintiff.; A favorable settlement was reached after obtaining evidence of fraud from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on the part of the plaintiff.; Copyright Infringement; Northern District- San Jose Division District Court; Defendant; Software Manufacturer; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Healthcare , Intellectual Property; Represented the defendant in a copyright infringement and related torts case concerning a license agreement in the medical software field.; Negotiated a favorable settlement for our client.; Trade Secrets; Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Circuit Court for the State of Oregon, County of Multnomah; Plaintiff Semiconductor Company; Business And Commercial Litigation , Intellectual Property; Represented the plaintiff, a semiconductor company, in a matter involving misappropriation of proprietary information and trade secrets, breach of a mutual non-disclosure agreement, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of an employment agreement, unfair competition, breach of the duty of loyalty and declaratory and injunctive relief.; Obtained a confidential, favorable result for our client.; Patent Infringement; USDC: Northern District of California; Defendant Furniture Reseller; Intellectual Property , Patent Prosecution, Licensing and Litigation , Retail Industry Services; Represented the defendant, a furniture reseller, in a patent infringement action related to a computer keyboard.; A favorable settlement was reached for our client.; Trademark Infringement; San Luis Obispo County Superior Court; Defendant Sporting Goods Store; Copyright, Domain Name and Trademark Litigation , Intellectual Property , Retail Industry Services; Defended a sporting goods store accused of trademark infringement, trade dress violations and unfair competition related to the use of State University logos and marks on articles of clothing.; Defeated a preliminary injunction on behalf of our client.
ISLN:
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