Preti Flaherty buys Boston firm focused on intellectual property law

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, at 4:10 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Preti Flaherty, based in Portland, has acquired a small Boston legal outfit that specializes in intellectual property law.

The acquisition of Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici will expand Preti’s expertise in the field of intellectual property law, said Jonathan Piper, Preti’s managing partner.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Joining forces with the WSGL attorneys gives our clients direct access to their deep experience in patent and trademark prosecution, copyrights and all other aspects of IP law,” Piper said in a prepared statement. “This will expand our IP capabilities further into technical fields such as engineering, software development and biotechnology and greatly expand our patent litigation capabilities.”

Preti currently has a Boston office, which it will close and relocate to WSGL’s existing office at Ten Post Office Square on Dec. 14, according to a media release. The release said Preti’s new office will “accommodate its growing Boston practice.”

Preti has more than 100 attorneys with offices in Portland and Augusta; Concord, N.H.; Boston and Salem, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; Bedminster, N.J..

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