The Innovation Firm

Susan G. L. Glovsky

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • University of Vermont, B.S. in Chemistry, 1977
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Associations

  • American Arbitration Association - National Roster of Neutrals
  • American Bar Association – Litigation Section; Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association – Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee; Patent Litigation Committee, Model Patent Jury Instructions sub-committee
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) – Selected by the US Division to be a member of the Association’s Working Committee for Patent Question Q244 directed to Inventorship of Multinational Inventions; Previously, involved as speaker and coordinator for workshops at AIPPI’s 41st World Intellectual Property Congress held in Boston in 2008.
  • Boston Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section; Litigation Section
  • Boston Patent Law Association - Past President; Former Co-chair Antitrust and Contested Matters Committees; Founder, Member and prior Co-Chair Litigation Committee

  • Federal Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - Board of Directors
  • International Trademark Association - Member of the Enforcement Committee and its Task Force on Pretext Investigations; Past co-chair of the Sustainable Labels Subcommittee of the Emerging Issues Committee
  • German-American Business Council of Boston - Board of Directors

Susan G. L. Glovsky

Susan G. L. Glovsky Attorney

Susan G. L. Glovsky

Principal
Boston office
617.607.5995

Susan, a trial attorney, represents science and technology companies in all facets of invention enforcement and protection from the courtroom to the Patent Office.

Susan uses analysis, communication, and advocacy to achieve clients’ goals in patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret matters.  Her experience covers a broad spectrum of technologies and industries, including biotechnology, chemistry, electrical, mechanical, green technology, ecommerce, medical devices, and consumer products.

Susan has wide-ranging experience representing national and international clients enforcing patents and defending against patent infringement actions through means tailored to the particular business and circumstances.  Susan handles patent disputes in courts throughout the country and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Her experience handling contested matters before the Patent Office as a Registered Patent Attorney for more than three decades enables her to develop and carry out effective strategies in interrelated courtroom and Patent Office proceedings.  Susan is equally adept at pursuing and defending against enforcement actions and contested matters in the trademark realm. 

Susan represents and counsels clients on protecting valuable company information as trade secrets through the use of agreements and best practices.  She also advises clients on the availability of new resources for protection and enforcement as a result of the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  When necessary, Susan pursues clients’ trade secret rights against those that improperly use clients’ trade secret information.

In addition to litigation, Susan’s practice focus includes patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and internationally, working with global and local business clients to develop strategies to attain multi-faceted protection of intellectual property. 

Recognized by the Boston intellectual property law community, Susan was selected to serve on and chair the Merit Selection Panel constituted in 2009 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston to review and recommend candidates for the Magistrate Judge position.  She was recently selected to serve on the Local Rule 16.6 Revision Committee tasked by the Massachusetts District Court to revise the local patent rules.

Susan’s involvement in the intellectual property legal profession is local and international. She is on the Board of the German American Business Council of Boston, and on the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Susan is past-president of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), founder and past co-chair of the BPLA’s Litigation Committee, a founder and past co-chair of its Committee on Contested Matters, and past co-chair of the Antitrust Committee. As a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Susan is on the Enforcement Committee and its Task Force on Pretext Investigations and previously served as co-chair of the Sustainable Labels Subcommittee of the Emerging Issues Committee.

Susan has tried cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators, and she is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Neutrals.  Susan served as a lead attorney on a litigation team whose victory was named among the “State’s Ten Most Important Opinions of 2006” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Gather Inc. v. Gatheroo, LLC et al.).

Susan is a Martindale-Hubbell featured AV Peer Review rated lawyer.  She has received the distinction of Best Lawyers in America® in 2017 and 2018 for her expertise in Trademark Law.  For the past ten years, she has been a “Super Lawyer”, a rating of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  In 2016, 2017, and 2018 Susan was individually honored in the Silver category by World Trademark Review 1000 for enforcement and litigation, and was named among “The Top 250 Women in IP” 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property.

Susan is a recognized speaker and moderator for various organizations on a variety of intellectual property topics including litigation strategy, patent ownership, and trademark enforcement goals, to name a few.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Various federal trial and appellate courts around the country
  • Achieved preliminary injunction against continued infringement of client’s patents, and succeeded in having defendant found in contempt, with an award of attorneys’ fees, even though the injunction was dissolved based on newly discovered prior art.
  • Stopped infringement of client’s trademark rights by obtaining injunction shortly after the filing of the complaint. The injunction, issued by The Honorable Joseph Tauro after a Hearing, resulted in settlement of the matter with the entry of a permanent injunction and payment of our client’s attorneys’ fees.
  • Convinced company that had threatened patent enforcement not to pursue matter by demonstrating prior art and literature that questioned the validity of the patent.
  • Defended against a complex portfolio of interrelated patents directed to bioreactors and mixers for use by the biotech industry resulting in resolution shortly after deposition of patentee’s prosecuting attorney.
  • Defended against patent infringement action involving LED backlight technology and light enhancing films in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. A defense strategy was formulated including discovery, mediation, and depositions to achieve a very favorable settlement for our client within ten months of service of the complaint, on the eve of our taking the inventor’s deposition.
  • Enforced multiple patents involving sampling devices and related mechanical device in multiple courts, resulting in a mediated and negotiated resolution with competitor.
  • Achieved dismissal of a patent infringement action for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Achieved goal of Markman and summary judgment Hearing in the initial phase of litigation in representing an academic institution in a patent case against a major technology corporation involving technology related to speech analysis, compression and transmission. .
  • Achieved cessation of infringement of patents on pool cue couplers by pursuing multiple competitors in a succession of actions and obtaining consent judgments in favor of our client.
  • Stopped false advertising and trademark infringement by client’s competitor by bringing a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction, resulting in consent judgment.
  • Achieved immediate concession of priority in interference on diagnostic involving a nucleic acid.
  • Negotiated early dismissal of client from multi-party lawsuit alleging infringement of patents directed to molecular cloning and expression of protein coupled receptors.
  • Achieved voluntary dismissal of complaint alleging Lanham Act and other claims against our client and obtained payment by client’s insurance company of all attorneys’ fees for representing client.
  • Counseled a start-up biomedical and diagnostic company in negotiating a license to platform technology.
  • Prepared combined software-hardware use license with service agreements for a corporate maker of chemical and bio-tech manufacturing process equipment and components.
    • Counseled a start-up biomedical and diagnostic company in negotiating a license to platform technology.
    • Prepared combined software-hardware use license with service agreements for a corporate maker of chemical and bio-tech manufacturing process equipment and components.

Articles

IP News Alerts

Firm News

  • Susan Glovsky of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Judge orders $21M in enhanced damages for trade secret theft" more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • Susan Glovsky Named One of Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property more
  • Firm Sponsors NECCA Program "Effectively Managing and Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property" on Wednesday, June 3rd more
  • Firm Sponsors ACC Northeast Program on Thursday, May 28, "What Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger: Smart IP Decisions to Maximize Post Recession Strengths" more

Press Releases

  • Principals Alice Carroll, Susan Glovsky and Deirdre Sanders Were Honored by Best Lawyers ® 2017 "Women in Law" Spring Edition more
  • Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Proud to be Recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • Susan Glovsky Named One of Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property more
  • Firm Continues Stance in World Trademark Review Silver Category more
  • Numerous Firm Attorneys Appointed to Boston Patent Law Association Openings more
  • Glovsky, Sanders, Solomon, and Wise Continue Firm Tradition of Boston Patent Law Assn. Leadership more
Biography

Susan, a trial attorney, represents science and technology companies in all facets of invention enforcement and protection from the courtroom to the Patent Office.

Susan uses analysis, communication, and advocacy to achieve clients’ goals in patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret matters.  Her experience covers a broad spectrum of technologies and industries, including biotechnology, chemistry, electrical, mechanical, green technology, ecommerce, medical devices, and consumer products.

Susan has wide-ranging experience representing national and international clients enforcing patents and defending against patent infringement actions through means tailored to the particular business and circumstances.  Susan handles patent disputes in courts throughout the country and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Her experience handling contested matters before the Patent Office as a Registered Patent Attorney for more than three decades enables her to develop and carry out effective strategies in interrelated courtroom and Patent Office proceedings.  Susan is equally adept at pursuing and defending against enforcement actions and contested matters in the trademark realm. 

Susan represents and counsels clients on protecting valuable company information as trade secrets through the use of agreements and best practices.  She also advises clients on the availability of new resources for protection and enforcement as a result of the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.  When necessary, Susan pursues clients’ trade secret rights against those that improperly use clients’ trade secret information.

In addition to litigation, Susan’s practice focus includes patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and internationally, working with global and local business clients to develop strategies to attain multi-faceted protection of intellectual property. 

Recognized by the Boston intellectual property law community, Susan was selected to serve on and chair the Merit Selection Panel constituted in 2009 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston to review and recommend candidates for the Magistrate Judge position.  She was recently selected to serve on the Local Rule 16.6 Revision Committee tasked by the Massachusetts District Court to revise the local patent rules.

Susan’s involvement in the intellectual property legal profession is local and international. She is on the Board of the German American Business Council of Boston, and on the Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Susan is past-president of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), founder and past co-chair of the BPLA’s Litigation Committee, a founder and past co-chair of its Committee on Contested Matters, and past co-chair of the Antitrust Committee. As a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Susan is on the Enforcement Committee and its Task Force on Pretext Investigations and previously served as co-chair of the Sustainable Labels Subcommittee of the Emerging Issues Committee.

Susan has tried cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators, and she is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Neutrals.  Susan served as a lead attorney on a litigation team whose victory was named among the “State’s Ten Most Important Opinions of 2006” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Gather Inc. v. Gatheroo, LLC et al.).

Susan is a Martindale-Hubbell featured AV Peer Review rated lawyer.  She has received the distinction of Best Lawyers in America® in 2017 and 2018 for her expertise in Trademark Law.  For the past ten years, she has been a “Super Lawyer”, a rating of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  In 2016, 2017, and 2018 Susan was individually honored in the Silver category by World Trademark Review 1000 for enforcement and litigation, and was named among “The Top 250 Women in IP” 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property.

Susan is a recognized speaker and moderator for various organizations on a variety of intellectual property topics including litigation strategy, patent ownership, and trademark enforcement goals, to name a few.

Representative Experience
  • Achieved preliminary injunction against continued infringement of client’s patents, and succeeded in having defendant found in contempt, with an award of attorneys’ fees, even though the injunction was dissolved based on newly discovered prior art.
  • Stopped infringement of client’s trademark rights by obtaining injunction shortly after the filing of the complaint. The injunction, issued by The Honorable Joseph Tauro after a Hearing, resulted in settlement of the matter with the entry of a permanent injunction and payment of our client’s attorneys’ fees.
  • Convinced company that had threatened patent enforcement not to pursue matter by demonstrating prior art and literature that questioned the validity of the patent.
  • Defended against a complex portfolio of interrelated patents directed to bioreactors and mixers for use by the biotech industry resulting in resolution shortly after deposition of patentee’s prosecuting attorney.
  • Defended against patent infringement action involving LED backlight technology and light enhancing films in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. A defense strategy was formulated including discovery, mediation, and depositions to achieve a very favorable settlement for our client within ten months of service of the complaint, on the eve of our taking the inventor’s deposition.
  • Enforced multiple patents involving sampling devices and related mechanical device in multiple courts, resulting in a mediated and negotiated resolution with competitor.
  • Achieved dismissal of a patent infringement action for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Achieved goal of Markman and summary judgment Hearing in the initial phase of litigation in representing an academic institution in a patent case against a major technology corporation involving technology related to speech analysis, compression and transmission. .
  • Achieved cessation of infringement of patents on pool cue couplers by pursuing multiple competitors in a succession of actions and obtaining consent judgments in favor of our client.
  • Stopped false advertising and trademark infringement by client’s competitor by bringing a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction, resulting in consent judgment.
  • Achieved immediate concession of priority in interference on diagnostic involving a nucleic acid.
  • Negotiated early dismissal of client from multi-party lawsuit alleging infringement of patents directed to molecular cloning and expression of protein coupled receptors.
  • Achieved voluntary dismissal of complaint alleging Lanham Act and other claims against our client and obtained payment by client’s insurance company of all attorneys’ fees for representing client.
  • Counseled a start-up biomedical and diagnostic company in negotiating a license to platform technology.
  • Prepared combined software-hardware use license with service agreements for a corporate maker of chemical and bio-tech manufacturing process equipment and components.
    • Counseled a start-up biomedical and diagnostic company in negotiating a license to platform technology.
    • Prepared combined software-hardware use license with service agreements for a corporate maker of chemical and bio-tech manufacturing process equipment and components.
Education
  • University of Vermont, B.S. in Chemistry, 1977
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1980
Publications

Articles

IP News Alerts

Speaking Engagements
Professional Associations
  • American Arbitration Association - National Roster of Neutrals
  • American Bar Association – Litigation Section; Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association – Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; USPTO Inter Partes Patent Proceedings Committee; Patent Litigation Committee, Model Patent Jury Instructions sub-committee
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) – Selected by the US Division to be a member of the Association’s Working Committee for Patent Question Q244 directed to Inventorship of Multinational Inventions; Previously, involved as speaker and coordinator for workshops at AIPPI’s 41st World Intellectual Property Congress held in Boston in 2008.
  • Boston Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section; Litigation Section
  • Boston Patent Law Association - Past President; Former Co-chair Antitrust and Contested Matters Committees; Founder, Member and prior Co-Chair Litigation Committee

  • Federal Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Massachusetts Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - Board of Directors
  • International Trademark Association - Member of the Enforcement Committee and its Task Force on Pretext Investigations; Past co-chair of the Sustainable Labels Subcommittee of the Emerging Issues Committee
  • German-American Business Council of Boston - Board of Directors
News
  • Susan Glovsky of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Judge orders $21M in enhanced damages for trade secret theft" more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • Susan Glovsky Named One of Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property more
  • Firm Sponsors NECCA Program "Effectively Managing and Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property" on Wednesday, June 3rd more
  • Firm Sponsors ACC Northeast Program on Thursday, May 28, "What Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger: Smart IP Decisions to Maximize Post Recession Strengths" more
  • Principals Alice Carroll, Susan Glovsky and Deirdre Sanders Were Honored by Best Lawyers ® 2017 "Women in Law" Spring Edition more
  • Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Proud to be Recognized by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 more
  • For a Fourth Year, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is Recognized for Patent Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" more
  • John DuPré and Susan Glovsky Named Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for Trademark Law more
  • Susan Glovsky Named One of Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property more
  • Firm Continues Stance in World Trademark Review Silver Category more
  • Numerous Firm Attorneys Appointed to Boston Patent Law Association Openings more
  • Glovsky, Sanders, Solomon, and Wise Continue Firm Tradition of Boston Patent Law Assn. Leadership more
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Various federal trial and appellate courts around the country

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