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Covering intellectual property developments in New England, and other developments that impact New England companies.

Scott Bertulli

Scott Bertulli


Scott Bertulli is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Patent Law and Intellectual Property groups.

Scott represents corporate clients in complex patent disputes and has litigated several high-profile patent infringement cases. He engages in all phases of the litigation process, from pre-suit investigations through trial preparation. In particular, his practice includes development of infringement or invalidity contentions, hands-on analysis of infringing products and technical documents, and management of expert and source code discovery.

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Computer-Based Publishing Patent Goes Offline after Alice Inquiry

In a recent order from the District of Massachusetts, the court granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment in a patent infringement dispute, finding the asserted patent claims invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The court’s underlying analysis is particularly instructive for its application of the Alice two-part framework to claims that are directed to computerized systems … Continue Reading

Judge Young Addresses Possibility Versus Plausibility in Patent Pleadings

Judge Young granted a plaintiff leave to file an amended complaint that satisfactorily pushed its claim from merely possible to plausible, in a recent opinion from the District of Massachusetts. The analysis is instructive to prospective plaintiffs as to the threshold showing of use that must be made to sufficiently support a patent infringement claim. In the original complaint, the … Continue Reading

Relating a Software Copyright Infringement Claim Back to its Source

In a recent order, Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the District of Massachusetts untangled a complicated timeline to decide motions for summary judgment regarding several copyright infringement and related claims on a statute of limitations basis. The analysis is instructive to prospective plaintiffs as to when a complaint should be filed, which potential defendants it … Continue Reading