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Ilan Barzilay

Partner

Boston
Direct: (617) 946-4842
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Ilan Barzilay is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on procurement, management, and litigation of patent, copyright, and other IP rights. He counsels clients on a variety of matters including patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio development, opinions, and licensing.

Mr. Barzilay’s experience covers a wide variety of technologies from microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), database management, and financial services software, to flexible sprinklers and medical devices, to equestrian hoofpads, fabric designs, and consumer products. He has represented clients of various sizes, including established corporations, research institutions and emerging companies. Additionally, Mr. Barzilay has successfully litigated against both the largest hospital and the largest furniture companies in the world.

Mr. Barzilay regularly presents on intellectual property law and has been quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, International Business Times, E-Commerce Times, CIO Today, TechNewsWorld, Mass High Tech and NewsFactor.com.  Mr. Barzilay is a former adjunct professor of Advanced Patent Litigation at the University of New Hampshire Law School.  Additionally, Mr. Barzilay is a member of the Boston IP American Inn of Court and is the author of the District of Massachusetts IP Blog.

Ilan Barzilay is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on procurement, management, and litigation of patent, copyright, and other IP rights. He counsels clients on a variety of matters including patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio development, opinions, and licensing.

Mr. Barzilay’s experience covers a wide variety of technologies from microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), database management, and financial services software, to flexible sprinklers and medical devices, to equestrian hoofpads, fabric designs, and consumer products. He has represented clients of various sizes, including established corporations, research institutions and emerging companies. Additionally, Mr. Barzilay has successfully litigated against both the largest hospital and the largest furniture companies in the world.

Mr. Barzilay regularly presents on intellectual property law and has been quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, International Business Times, E-Commerce Times, CIO Today, TechNewsWorld, Mass High Tech and NewsFactor.com.  Mr. Barzilay is a former adjunct professor of Advanced Patent Litigation at the University of New Hampshire Law School.  Additionally, Mr. Barzilay is a member of the Boston IP American Inn of Court and is the author of the District of Massachusetts IP Blog.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1999)
  • B.S., Cornell University (1996)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and First Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
     

Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • ITechLaw Association

Presentations

  • “Intellectual Property for the New Business,” Boston College Law School (November 14, 2012)
  • “The State of U.S. Law on File Sharing,” International Technology Law Association 2011 European Conference (October 20, 2011)
  • “Online Copyright Infringement, File Sharing and ISPs - Where Are We Now?” International Technology Law Association webinar (July 26, 2011) 
  • “Intellectual Property Litigation Against Extranational Entities,” International IP Law Committee and IP Litigation Committee, Boston Bar Association (May 25, 2011)
  • “Litigation, Social Media, and the Practice of IP Law on the Ground,”Navigating IP Boundaries, Frontiers & Opportunities, Franklin Pierce (UNH) Law Center’s Annual Intellectual Property Symposium, Concord, NH (April 23, 2010)
  • Bilski Roundtable Event,” Franklin Pierce  (UNH) Patent Law Forum, Concord, NH (April 15, 2010)
  • “How the Internet Exposes You to Risk” Licensing Executives Society / Association of University of Technology Managers Conference (May 26, 2006)
  • “Business, Blogs and Bloggers:  Practical Steps to Avoid Liability”  Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (March 3, 2006)

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Supreme Court Holds Copyright “First Sale” Doctrine Applies Internationally,” One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (March 22, 2013)
  • District of Massachusetts Intellectual Property Blog  www.dmassipblog.com
  • ”Putting Meat on the Bones: An Analysis of Cases Addressing Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Post-Bilski” Emerging Trends In Business Method Patents (Aspatore Books 2012)
  • “Coping With Confusion in the Aftermath of Bilski” The Impact of Bilski on Business Method Patents (Aspatore Books 2011)
  • “The Ground on Which You Stand:  Lessons in Licensing” Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal (September 2010)
  • “Is Patent Litigation Worth It?” Manufacturer (May 2007)
  • “Minimizing Internet Risk” Internet Law & Strategy (November 2006)
  • “How the Internet Exposes You to Risk” Internet Law & Strategy (October 2006)
  • “Is Patent Litigation Worth the Headaches?” Mass High Tech (October 2, 2006)
  •  “The Importance of Intellectual Property” MIT $50K Entrepreneur (Fall 2005)
  • “Telling All is A Taking” National Law Journal (May 26, 2003)
  • “Court Rejects State Law Compelling Ingredient Disclosure” Washington Legal Foundation (February 28, 2003)
  • “Copyright Developments Affect Electronic Rights” Boston Bar Journal (February 2002) 

Accolades

  • Recognized as a Rising Star in IP Litigation in New England Super Lawyers (2008-2012)