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Tara C. Clancy

Partner
+1.617.261.3121
Fax +1.617.261.3175

Ms. Clancy concentrates her practice on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. In her 20 years of practice, she has experience at all stages of litigation including jury and bench trials, Markman hearings, dispositive motions and appeals. She has handled matters dealing with chemical compositions, nutritional supplements, medical devices and procedures, ion implantation systems, networking hardware and software, transport systems, electrical and mechanical devices, and packaging.

From 1985-1991, Ms. Clancy worked for the Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company as a technical engineer in the papermaking division and then as a business manager in the industrial chemicals division, and has design and on the ground experience in both mechanical and chemical manufacturing processes.

Achievements

  • Top Women of the Law Honoree, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.  Teaches a class on international intellectual property law and policy.
  • Shurtape Technologies, LLC et al. v. 3M Company (W.D.N.C.). Represent Shurtape and ShurTech Brands in a patent and trademark infringement action concerning its FrogTape® painter’s tape.
  • ConAgra v. Archer Daniels Midland Company (D. Kan.). Represent ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its Kansas Diamond® White Whole Wheat Flour.
  • GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. v. Poly Plant Project, Inc. (D.N.H.). Represented GT Advanced Technologies in a trade secret action concerning GTAT’s polysilicon production equipment. The case settled favorably prior to trial.
  • Sears Petroleum & Transport Corp. et al. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company (N.D.N.Y.).  Represented ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its Caliber® antifreeze and deicing products.  After a two week trial, the jury found that ADM did not infringe Sears' patents.   
  • DSM IP Assets B.V. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company (N.D.Ill.).  Represented ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its Ecotone® astaxanthin feed products.  The case settled favorably prior to trial.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company v. Sabinsa Corporation (D.N.J.).  Represented ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its patented isoflavone technology.  Defendant agreed to entry of a consent judgment ruling that the asserted patents were valid and infringed.
  • Lifeline Technologies, Inc. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company (E.D.Mo.).  Represent ADM in a patent infringement action and license dispute concerning cholesterol absorption technology.
  • International Code Council v. National Fire Protection Association, Inc.. (N.D.Ill.).  Represented NFPA in a copyright infringement action.  The dispute settled prior to trial with a payment to accused copyright infringer NFPA.
  • National Fire Protection Association, Inc. v. International Code Council (D.Mass.).  Represented NFPA in a trademark infringement action.  The dispute settled prior to trial with favorable terms to NFPA.
  • Consumer Cap Corporation v. Portola Packaging, Inc. (W.D.Pa.).  Represented Portola Packaging in a patent infringement action.  The case settled prior to trial with favorable terms to Portola.
  • International Plastics and Equipment Corporation v. Portola Packaging, Inc. (W.D.Pa.).  Represented Portola Packaging in a patent infringement action.  The case settled prior to trial with favorable terms to Portola.
  • Mistop, Inc. v. Aerofin Corp. (D.Conn.).  Represented Aerofin in a patent infringement action.  After a favorable summary judgment ruling, the case settled.
  • Riverbank, Inc. v. RiverBank (D. Mass.)  Represented RiverBank in a trademark infringement action.  Obtained a defense verdict on a motion for summary judgment.