R. Terry Parker

Of Counsel

603-410-4338

Terry is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Business and Finance Practice Groups. His practice focuses on resolving commercial and intellectual property disputes. He has extensive experience litigating before state and federal trial and appellate courts and AAA arbitration tribunals in matters concerning trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, patent, trademark and copyright infringement and licensing disputes, as well as contract and employment disputes. Terry has counseled clients in growing the value of their intellectual property through trademark and copyright prosecution and portfolio management, including assisting clients with clearance, registration, protection, and enforcement before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His clients have ranged from Fortune 100 companies with internationally known products and brands to small and mid-sized companies and individuals.

Terry has written a number of articles on intellectual property topics for publications such as IP Law 360, Trademarks, Brands and the Internet, NYSBA Inside, Practical Law.com, ApparelSearch.com and University of New Hampshire Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Terry practiced in New York with the law firm of Duane Morris LLP and in Boston with Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP.

Terry splits his time between our Boston and Concord offices but lives in Concord where he enjoys mountain biking in the summer and skiing with his family in the winter.

R. Terry Parker

Of Counsel

Education and Bar Admissions

Education:

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, Masters of Fine Arts (Creative Writing)
  • Millsaps College, Bachelors of Arts (English Literature)

Representative Matters

  • Schutte Bagclosures Inc. v. Kwik Lok Corp.(S.D. 2014). Obtained partial summary judgment of trademark infringement and dilution claims on behalf of Kwik Lok Corporation and successfully opposed Schutte’s motion for summary judgment of counterclaims in its entirety.
  • Cardone Industries Inc., v. Joel Farina and BBB Industries, LLC (Tex. Ct. Tarrant County 2014). Won motions to compel discovery from various third parties across the country to obtain information necessary to challenge defendants’ production in this misappropriation of trade secrets case.
  • Zond, Inc. & Fujitsu Limited et al.(D. 2013). Defended multinational semiconductor manufacturer against patent infringement claims on a number of patents involving plasma generation technology. Obtained stay of litigation over plaintiff’s objection that was crucial to favorable settlement for the client.
  • Apollo Group, Inc. & University of Phoenix v. Chegg Inc. (N.D. 2013). Litigated multi-million dollar copyright infringement claims against Chegg, Inc.; obtained settlement client found favorable.
  • Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. et al. v First SBF Holding, Inc. et al.(S.D. 2011). Defended client against claims of alleged trademark infringement and dilution, obtained settlement client found favorable.
  • Princeton Digital Image Corporation v. Hewlett-Packard Company et al. (S.D. 2012). Litigated patent infringement action against several international corporations involving JPEG technology used in digital cameras. Successfully defended client’s claims in numerous motion wars. Klauber Brothers, Inc. v. Russell-Newman, Inc., and The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (S.D. 2013).  Obtained summary judgment in favor of the client dismissing claims of copyright infringement, false advertising and breach of contract. Obtained decision affirming the dismissal of the copyright claim from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Plaintiff’s appeal was limited to the copyright claim.

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Red River Theater Development Committee

Noteworthy

Publications

  • Author, “Copyright Ruling May Encourage Willful Infringement,” IP Law 360 (2018)
  • Author, “Marvix Photography, LLC v. Live Journal Inc.: Should Your Website Business Be Wary?” Law 360 (2017)
  • Coauthor, “Clearer Waters: Rosetta Stone v. Google Continues,” Trademarks Brands and the Internet, Volume 1, Issue 2 (2012)
  • Coauthor, “Ethical and Legal Considerations When Outsourcing Legal Services to Foreign Countries,” NYSBA Inside, Fall 2011
  • Coauthor, “Trademark Infringement and Dilution Claims, Remedies and Defenses,” Practical Law.com, November 2011
  • Author, “Sold Downstream: Free Speech, Fair Use, and Anti-Circumvention Law,”7 U.N.H.L. Rev. 3 (2007)

Awards and Recognitions