Joseph has extensive litigation and trial experience in intellectual property disputes and general commercial matters. Recent intellectual property cases include litigation involving patents for online matching software, 3-D visualizations of seismic and other data, and consumer products. Joseph’s intellectual property work also includes trademark and copyright matters, including trademarks for consumer products and software for industrial alarm and control systems.

Joseph’s recent commercial litigation matters include a jury verdict for a defendant facing two sets of plaintiffs claiming the right to buy her real property, a victory in the Massachusetts Appeals Court for a defendant that denied that a tender offer triggered its investment banker’s right to a contingent fee, settlement of six related cases after a securing a contempt judgment against the defendant in a bench trial, and a bench verdict for a commercial lessee in a suit alleging breach and forfeiture of a long-term lease valued at more than $20 million.

Joseph has had extensive first chair jury and bench trial experience, and has been counsel of record in many reported decisions. He also has significa...

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  • Publications

    “The Standard for Preliminary Injunctions Should Be Abandoned” in the Summer; 2009 ABA IP Litigation Newsletter




Joseph F. Shea


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New Hampshire
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989
University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, M.A.
Pitzer College, B.A., with honors

Prior Law Firm Experience

Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP

Practice Areas