Pierce Atwood LLP
Jeff Francis is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation matters throughout the U.S. His practice includes litigation involving patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes; technology development and/or licensing; large loss fire investigations, commercial property and business interruption insurance; and commercial disparagement, defamation and harassment.
One focus of Jeff’s practice is intellectual property and technology disputes in the software, cloud computing, and consumer products and services industries. He has successfully represented clients in disputes concerning trademark, trade secret, copyright, patent, unfair competition, employee lift-out, technology development programs, and other complex commercial matters.
Jeff has represented numerous clients in connection with litigation, across the country and internationally, arising from catastrophic fire loss events.
Jeff has also represented both companies and individuals in commercial disparagement, defamation, and harassment matters. These representations have included commercial disparagement matters brought against competitors in the consumer product and biotechnology industries.
Jeff has tried numerous matters in courts in Massachusetts, New York, and Florida, and before the American Arbitration Association. In addition, Jeffrey’s trial work has resulted in what is believed to be the largest jury verdict in Massachusetts state court history.