O'CONNELL LAW OFFICE              

    Trusted Intellectual Property Guidance and Assistance
    Located just north of Boston, in Arlington, Massachusetts, the O'Connell Law Office
    is an intellectual property law firm dedicated to assisting clients in obtaining and enforcing
    patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the United States
    and internationally.  

    We continue to provide trusted advice and services to clients who have relied on us for
    more than two decades.

    We work with individual and corporate clients throughout the United States and beyond in
    formulating and implementing sound and cost effective intellectual property strategies and
    in establishing, maintaining, and defending intellectual property portfolios.   
    We also support and cooperate with referring attorneys and firms to provide a full range of
    intellectual property services to their clients.
    While many local clients enjoy the accessibility of our office, we have provided seamless
    assistance to many clients from other states and countries who have never actually been
    to our physical offices.  

    Please feel free to contact the O'Connell Law Office at any time.  There is no fee for an initial
    consultation, whether by telephone, in person, or electronically.
  THE DANIEL CLARK HOUSE          c. 1845

NOTICE: This website provides general information only, not legal advice. You should not act upon this information without independent legal counsel.  The information on
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United States Federal Law, such as patents, federal trademarks & copyrights.  Thomas P. O'Connell, Esq. is licensed to practice in the United States Patent & Trademark
Office, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the U.S. Federal District Court for Massachusetts, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  This material may be
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Human subtlety . . . will
never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or
more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions
nothing is lacking, and
nothing is superfluous.
        --Leonardo da Vinci
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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
"If you are looking for perfect safety, you will do well to sit on the fence and watch the birds." -- Wilbur Wright

Events & Recent Developments


Willful Patent Infringement:
 Prevailed at trial and defended on
appeal award of $2.4 million for willful patent infringement with treble
damages, attorneys' fees, and personal liability of corporate director.  
Gentile v. Sun Products, Inc. et al.

Trademark Keyword Advertising:  Successfully defended against
claims of trademark infringement for trademarked keyword
1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. v. Flowers, LLC et al.


  • U.S. Patent No. 8,592,710 for a System and Method for Weld
    Removal, Cutting, and Gouging with Vacuum Removal of
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,809,714 for a Process for Improving Queries
    for Information Retrieval
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,397,962 for a Hydration Method Employing
    Replenishable Drinking Vessel
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,371,305 for a Fluoroscopy Chair with
    Radiolucent, Adjustable Supports Convertible to Resuscitation


  • U.S. Registration No. 4,447,961 for FLYING TIGERS for the AVG
    - Flying Tigers, defenders of the U.S. and its Allies in WWII
  • Obtained Notice of Allowance for MR. OCEAN in plain text as
    applied to seafood


  • 12/05/2013: U.S. House of Representatives approves the
    Innovation Act, ostensibly aimed at non-practicing entities but
    with significant impact on all patent infringement litigation