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Giovanna Fessenden-Fairbank Elected to Serve as Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association’s Internet and Technology Subcommittee (IP Steering Committee)

November 30, 2023

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is excited to announce that Giovanna Fessenden-Fairbank, Counsel and Digital IP Specialist at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, is now serving as Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association’s  (BBA) Internet and Technology Subcommittee (IP Steering Committee).

The BBA’s Internet and Technology Subcommittee meets monthly to discuss its goal of organizing four events throughout the year, with an option to organize one CLE program yearly. Giovanna and other steering committee members are responsible for developing relevant event topics and finding speakers to participate in the four events programs. The committee aims to bring together attorneys around the latest technologies to provide educational content to the Boston law community. The committee is working on two events on artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Click here to see upcoming events.

Giovanna is a computer scientist, intellectual property attorney, and blockchain specialist with 20+ years of experience advising high-tech companies and startups in software patents, software product development, licensing, open source software, trademark branding, post-grant patent challenges, litigation, and intellectual property strategy. Giovanna also serves as a Board Member of the Berkshire Innovation Center and is a frequent speaker on artificial intelligence, open source, blockchain, and patent strategies.

Boston Bar Association

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) is the Commonwealth’s premier legal association, home to over 15,000 members and 140 institutional partners consisting of law firms, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, and law schools. The BBA brings people together to exchange ideas, build relationships and expand professional networks. Governed by a Council of 34 leaders from the legal profession, the BBA is also guided by the expertise of hundreds of volunteers across dozens of practice areas and industries.

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England’s largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm’s legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property expertise in a wide range of technical areas such as biotechnology & life sciences, biologics & immunotherapies, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, materials science, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.