Burns & Levinson is a Boston-based firm with over 120 attorneys and offices in Providence and New York, as well as in the Merrimack Valley/North Shore, Metro West and South Shore areas of Massachusetts. Their core areas of practice are Business Law, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Private Client legal services, which include all related services from general corporate, intellectual property (including pate ), employment, finance, securities, private equity, venture capital, real estate to tax, mediation, litigation, divorce, family law, trusts and estate planning and administration.
Mr. Cohen joined Burns & Levinson in 2006 and has more than 40 years experience dealing with patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, licensing/franchising, visuals arts, software, databases and publication law, formation and operation of business enterprises and not-for-profit organizations, international trade, litigation/ADR, and legal ethics. He handles acquisition, licensing and litigation of intellectual property rights. Mr. Cohen is an extraordinary attorney, not only in the courtroom. He gives back to the community, being passionately committed to pro bono work and volunteers his time to countless organizations that focus on increasing justice for those most in need. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Roger Williams University Law School and Suffolk University Law School teaching “Patent Law,” “Trade Secrets,” “Global Technology Transfer” and “Advanced Topics in Copyright.”
Mr. Cohen received his Undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his J.D., with distinction from George Washington University. He is a member of many associations including the American Bar Association: Antitrust, Business, Intellectual Property, International, Science-Technology, Litigation sections and Franchising Forum, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Copyright Society, Court Service Center Planning Committee for the Trial Court, Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle, International Trademark Association, Licensing Executives Society, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association, Rhode Island Bar Journal, Board of Editors, United States Patent Quarterly Advisory Board, Boston Bar Association International Law Section, Business Law Section and Ethics Committee, Boston Patent Law Association, Massachusetts Bar Association Business Law Section, Massachusetts Law Review, and Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. He is admitted to practice by the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, D.C. and Federal Circuits, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Canadian Patent Office. Mr. Cohen is an award winning attorney, being recognized for all of his hard work throughout his illustrious career. He has received the Massachusetts Bar Foundation’s (MBF) 2015 Great Friends of Justice Award and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2009-16) in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. He was also included in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006-14), Top 50 Massachusetts Super Lawyers in 2009, and Top 100 Massachusetts Super Lawyers in 2011, 2007, and 2006.
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