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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 electronic devices, robotics, and HVAC equipment. Other industries in which he has considerable trial experience include medical devices, agricultural products, e-commerce software and computer hardware products. Mr. Centurelli has tried jury and bench trials, and argued claim constructions, dispositive motions and arbitration proceedings.

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.  Represented KAYAK in a patent infringement action concerning its Search One and Done® website.  The District Court invalidated the asserted patent under 35 U.S.C. 101 and awarded KAYAK attorney fees; a decision affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Accusoft Corp. v. Quest Diagnostics, Represented Quest Diagnostics in a breach of contract and copyright infringement dispute concerning its ChartMaxx, OptiMaxx and eMaxx products.  The settled after the Court’s rulings on motions in limine.
  • 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.
  • Aggreko, LLC v. United Rentals, Inc. et al., Represented United Rentals in defense of claims alleging trade secret misappropriation.  The case settled after a multi-day evidentiary hearing in which United Rentals defeated Aggreko’s unreasonable request for injunctive relief.
  • 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.
  • Open Network Solutions v. Amazon, Inc, Represented Amazon against ONS concerning the Kindle mobile device.  The case settled 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 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.  ConAgra dismissed its complaint after claim construction and completion of expert discovery.
  • Boston Scientific Corp. v. Kiva Systems, LLC.  Represented Kiva Systems in arbitration against Boston Scientific Corp. concerning Kiva’s robotic mobile fulfillment system. The case settled after an evidentiary hearing and inspection of fulfilment facilities.
  • Shurtape Technologies, LLC et al. v. 3M Company.  Represented Shurtape in a patent and trademark infringement action concerning its FrogTape® painter’s tape. The case settled after claim construction and completion of expert discovery.
  • Coloplast A/S v. Mpathy Medical Devices, Inc.  Represented Mpathy in a patent infringement action.  The case settled , with the acquisition of Mpathy by Coloplast A/S.
  • 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.  The case settled favorably with a dismissal of all counts against Hotels.com after substantial briefing, a preliminary injunction hearing, and denial of plaintiff’s request for injunctive relief .
  • DSM IP Assets B.V. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company.  Represented ADM in a patent infringement action concerning its Ecotone® product.  The case settled prior to trial.
  • 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.  The case settled prior to trial.
  • 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.