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Christopher Centurelli

Partner
+1.617.261.3276
Fax +1.617.261.3175
Mr. Centurelli concentrates his practice on complex litigation, with particular focus on patent, copyright and trademark matters. He has served as lead counsel in numerous cases involving technology companies, including those in the fields of medical devices, robotics, and e-commerce software. Other industries in which he has considerable experience include HVAC equipment, food processing and manufacturing, and hardware products. Mr. Centurelli has experience in all stages of litigation, including jury and bench trials, claim construction and dispositive motions, and appeals.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Open Source Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • American Intellectual Property Society
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
    Northeast Region of the Chairperson, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Source Search Technologies, LLC vs. KAYAK Software Corporation. Represent KAYAK in a patent infringement action concerning its Search One and Done® website.
  • Accusoft Corp. v. Quest Diagnostics, Represent Quest Diagnostics in a breach of contract and copyright infringement dispute concerning its ChartMaxx, OptiMaxx and eMaxx products.
  • Open Network Solutions v. Amazon, Inc, Represented Amazon against ONS concerning the Kindle mobile device. The case settled favorably after Amazon filed a motion to dismiss under 35 U.S.C. 101.
  • Open Network Solutions v. Microsoft, Inc. Represented Microsoft against ONS concerning the X-Box device. The case settled favorably after Microsoft filed a motion to dismiss under 35 U.S.C. 101.
  • ConAgra v. Archer Daniels Midland Company.  Represented ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its Kansas Diamond® White Whole Wheat Flour.
  • Boston Scientific Corp. v. Kiva Systems, LLC.  Represented Kiva Systems in arbitration against Boston Scientific Corp. concerning Kiva’s robotic mobile fulfillment system.
  • Shurtape Technologies, LLC et al. v. 3M Company.  Represented Shurtape in a patent and trademark infringement action concerning its FrogTape® painter’s tape. 
  • Coloplast A/S v. Mpathy Medical Devices, Inc.  Represented Mpathy in a patent infringement action.  The case settled favorable, with the acquisition of Mpathy by Coloplast A/S.
  • Sears v. Archer Daniels Midland Company.  Represented ADM in a patent infringement action.  After a two week trial, the jury found that ADM’s Caliber® deicing product did not infringe Sears’ patents.
  • Art Technology Group, Inc. v. Hotels.com, L.P.  Represented Hotels.com in a breach of contract and copyright infringement action seeking to shut down the Hotels.com website.  In May 2009, after substantial briefing, a preliminary injunction hearing, and denial of plaintiff’s request for injunctive relief, the case settled favorably with a dismissal of all counts against Hotels.com.
  • DSM IP Assets B.V. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company.  Represented ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its Ecotone® product.  The case settled favorably, prior to trial.
  • Exergen Corp. v. CVS Corp.  Represented Exergen in a patent infringement action concerning its patented temporal artery thermometer technology.  After a fifteen-day trial, the jury found each of Exergen’s three asserted patents valid and infringed.
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company v. Sabinsa Corp. Represented ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its patented isoflavone technology.  Defendant agreed to entry of a consent judgment that the asserted patents were valid and infringed.
  • Eaton Vance Management v. Grant's Financial Publishing Inc.  Represented Eaton Vance in a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Copyright matter.
  • Hydro-Photon, Inc. v. Meridian Design, Inc.  Represented Meridian Design in a patent infringement action concerning its AquaStar® portable ultraviolet water purifiers.  The dispute settled, after a favorable claim construction ruling.
  • International Code Council v. National Fire Protection Ass’n.  Represented NFPA in a copyright infringement action.  The dispute settled prior to trial, with a payment to accused infringer NFPA.
  • Rhodia Chimie v. PPG Industries, Inc.  Represented PPG in a patent infringement action concerning spray-dried precipitated silicas for carrier applications.  The case was dismissed after a summary judgment ruling of non-infringement.
  • Voice Signal Technologies, Inc. v. VOS Systems, Inc.  Represented Voice Signal in a declaratory judgment and product disparagement case.  The dispute settled, with a payment to accused infringer Voice Signal.
  • Bacou USA v. Crews LLC. Represented Bacou USA in a patent infringement and trade dress case.  The case settled with a finding of infringement by Crews and a payment to Bacou USA.