Michael P. Boudett

Partner, Co-Chair, Litigation Department - Boston

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With wide-ranging trial experience as co-chair of Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department, Michael Boudett has a particularly strong focus on litigating business tort cases (including defamation and commercial disparagement), contract, licensing, and commercial disputes, employment disputes, and trademark, trade dress, and trade secret matters. He represents major clients from such industries as pharmaceutical, biotech, software, higher education, auto manufacturing, motion pictures and internet/social media. He appears before Massachusetts state courts, federal courts nationwide, and administrative bodies. His intellectual property litigation experience also encompasses copyright, false advertising, and patent disputes, with a focus on federal court proceedings.

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Education:

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • Yale College, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988

Representative Experience

  • Represented Honda North America in numerous trademark registration disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Won summary judgment and award of attorney fees against plaintiff in defending major motion picture studio in copyright infringement action in the Central District of California
  • Served as lead counsel in filing the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in the KP Permanent case
  • Represented large electronic equipment manufacturer in action against former trial counsel for malpractice
  • Served as trial counsel for AstraZeneca in multi-district litigation involving average wholesale pricing (AWP)
  • Served as trial counsel to Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. and obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict for the plaintiff corporation against a group of ex-employees
  • Handles motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in intellectual property-related suits
  • Represented former executive of Bear Stearns in successfully defending against enforcement of a "garden leave" notice provision
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a high-tech client which brought to a halt another corporation’s “raiding” campaign
  • "Don’t Become a Trade Mark Bully," MANAGING IP MAGAZINE (August 2012)
  • "Conflicts in Trademark Law Among Circuit Courts and the TTAB: Substantive Considerations in Forum Selection," AIPLA webinar, 2006 
  • "IP Year in Review (Trademark issues)," Boston Bar Association, 2006
  • "Trademark Infringement and Related Claims," MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESS TORTS -MCLE (2002)
  • "Domain Name Disputes: Cases Illustrate Limitations of ICANN Policy," BOSTON BAR JOURNAL (March/April 2001)
  • "The Goodwill Interest in Non-Competition Cases," BOSTON BAR JOURNAL (September/October 1999)

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Honors

  • Supreme Judicial Court Certificate of Appreciation, and National Lawyers Guild 2007 Daniel Levy Award, for representing immigrants detained in enforcement raids in New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Peer-nominated as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” 2004-2012
  • Selected for 1995 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Arc Massachusetts in recognition of pro bono advocacy on behalf of persons with mental disabilities

Involvement

  • Board member, Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
  • Member (elected), Lexington Town Meeting, and member of town Transportaton Advisory Committee
  • Former chairman, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark Litigation Committee
  • Former member, Litigation Section Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association
  • Former Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Litigation Section
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts