Margaret E. Ives


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Meg Ives is a versatile litigator with years of experience representing leading hardware, software and life sciences corporations in high stakes patent infringement and trade secret litigation in the federal courts.

She is also a member of Choate’s eDiscovery Task Force and a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star. 

Practice Focus

Trade Secret Litigation:  trade secret litigation and protection on behalf of public and private companies across a broad range of technologies.  Represent plaintiffs seeking to protect proprietary information and defendants accused of misappropriation.

Intellectual Property Litigation:  patent and licensing disputes on behalf of software and hardware developers, telecommunications and internet service providers and biotechnology companies.

Complex Commercial Litigation:  complex business litigation involving contract disputes, business torts, securities litigation and government investigations for public and private corporations and financial institutions.

Representative Engagements

  • Currently representing software developer in declaratory judgment action concerning allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets (D NJ).
  • Represented software manufacturer in patent and trade secret litigation related to speech recognition technology (WD Pa).
  • Currently representing New England BioLabs, leader in production of and supply of reagents for life sciences industry, regarding theft of trade secrets by former employees and founders with respect to new company.
  • Currently representing computer manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving power management of personal computers (D Del). 
  • Currently representing smartphone manufacturer in class action lawsuit involving allegations of breach of implied warranty (D Mass).
  • Currently representing medical device manufacturer and its customers against allegations of patent infringement (D Del).
  • Represented printer manufacturer in patent infringement case involving digital imaging technology (D Del).
  • Represented manufacturer of scientific instruments in patent infringement action involving antibody affinity assays (D Mass).
  • Represented materials manufacturer in declaratory judgment action involving parties’ obligations under a cross licensing agreement (Del Ch Ct).
  • Represented biopharmaceutical company in post-appeal patent infringement litigation involving recombinant proteins (D Mass).
  • Represented individual and corporate defendants against claims of breach of fiduciary duty involving valuation of dissenting shareholder’s rights (Mass Sup Ct).

Publications and Presentations

Professional and Community Involvement

Ms. Ives is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Worcester Bar Association.  She is also on the Board of Directors of Pernet Family Health Services in Worcester, Massachusetts.


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