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Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

Years In Practice

Phone Number (617) 607-5900

Susan, a patent attorney, represents science and technology companies in all facets of invention enforcement and protection from the courtroom to the Patent Office.

Susan uses analysis, communication, and advocacy to achieve clients’ goals in patent, trademark, copyright, trade dress, and trade secret matters. Her experience covers a broad spectrum of technologies and industries, including biotechnology, chemistry, electrical, mechanical, green technology, ecommerce, medical devices, and consumer products.

Susan has wide-ranging experience representing national and international clients enforcing patents and defending against patent infringement actions through means tailored to the particular business and circumstances. Susan handles patent disputes in courts throughout the country and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her experience handling contested matters before the Patent Office as a Registered Patent Attorney for more than three decades enables her to develop and carry out effective strategies in interrelated courtroom and Patent Office proceedings. Susan is equally adept at pursuing and defending against enforcement actions and contested matters in the trademark realm.

Susan represents and counsels clients on protecting valuable company information as trade secrets through the use of agreements and best practices. She also advises clients on the availability of new resources for protection and enforcement as a result of the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act. When necessary, Susan pursues clients’ trade secret rights against those that improperly use clients’ trade secret information.

In addition to litigation, Susan’s practice focus includes patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and internationally, working with global and local business clients to develop strategies to attain multi-faceted protection of intellectual property.

Recognized by the Boston intellectual property law community, Susan was selected to serve on and chair the Merit Selection Panel constituted in 2009 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston to review and recommend candidates for the Magistrate Judge position. She was recently selected to serve on the Local Rule 16.6 Revision Committee tasked by the Massachusetts District Court to revise the local patent rules.

Susan’s involvement in the intellectual property legal profession is local and international. Susan is past-president of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), founder and past co-chair of the BPLA’s Litigation Committee, a founder and past co-chair of its Committee on Contested Matters, and past co-chair of the Antitrust Committee. As a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Susan is on the Enforcement Committee and its Task Force on Pretext Investigations and previously served as co-chair of the Sustainable Labels Subcommittee of the Emerging Issues Committee.

Susan has tried cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators, and she is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Neutrals. Susan served as a lead attorney on a litigation team whose victory was named among the “State’s Ten Most Important Opinions of 2006” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (Gather Inc. v. Gatheroo, LLC et al.).

Susan is a Martindale-Hubbell featured AV Peer Review rated lawyer. Since 2017, she has received distinction in The Best Lawyers in America® for her expertise in Trademark Law and in 2022 for IP Litigation. For 15 years, she has been a “Super Lawyer,” a rating of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. For the past seven years, Susan has been individually honored in the Silver category by World Trademark Review 1000 for enforcement and litigation, and was named among “The Top 250 Women in IP” 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property. In 2022, Susan was individually recognized by Managing IP as an IP Patent STAR both nationally and in Massachusetts. She was recognized by Managing IP as an IP Star in Massachusetts for patent litigation in 2020. Since 2021, Susan has been individually recognized by IAM Patent 1000 for her patent prosecution expertise.

Susan is a recognized speaker and moderator for various organizations on a variety of intellectual property topics including litigation strategy, patent ownership, and trademark enforcement goals, to name a few.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Bar Admissions
New York
United States Court of Appeals
United States District Court
United States Supreme Court
US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • In 2022, Susan was individually recognized by Managing IP as an IP Patent STAR both nationally and in Massachusetts. 

  • For the past seven years, Susan has been individually honored in the Silver category by World Trademark Review 1000 for enforcement and litigation.
  • 2016 Top 250 Women in IP by Managing Intellectual Property
  • Since 2021, Susan has been individually recognized by IAM Patent 1000 for her patent prosecution expertise. 
Boston University
University of Vermont, BS
Graduated 1977
Contact Details and Office Locations
Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
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