Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee; intellectual property law, Boston MA
  • Specializing in Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Licensing, & Government Contracting

Marianne M. Downing, Of Counsel

Marianne M. Downing, Of Counsel

Marianne M. Downing, Of Counsel; Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee; Westwood MA

Ms. Downing graduated from the University of Lowell in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and began her professional career at Raytheon Company. Over a nine and half year period, Ms. Downing worked as a senior engineer on radar and automated test systems, video, receiver, and communications circuits, mixed-signal ASIC designs, high-speed digital circuits, low and high frequency analog circuits and devices, and power supplies, and she also served as lead engineer on a militarized computer system design. In 1990, Ms. Downing received Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lowell. In 1993, Ms. Downing began her legal studies at Suffolk University Law School in conjunction with her job as a senior engineer at Raytheon. While at Suffolk, Ms. Downing was a member of the Transnational Law Review, received an award for Best Oral Advocate, and began work full-time as a technology specialist at an intellectual property law firm in Boston.

Ms. Downing earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Suffolk in 1997, with a concentration with distinction in High Technology Law. Following admission to the Massachusetts Bar, Ms. Downing was associated with the law firm of Testa Hurwitz and Thibeault, LLP, then with the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, PC. While at these firms, she was involved in prosecution of patents and trademarks, drafting intellectual property agreements, conducting intellectual property audits and due diligence analyses, drafting non-infringement and product clearance opinions, and supporting patent litigation, including assisting in depositions, interviewing and preparing technical and patent expert witnesses for patent infringement trials and depositions, and preparing and responding to motions, subpoenas, and document requests. In 2002, Ms. Downing became Associate Patent Counsel for Digimarc Corporation, in Burlington, Massachusetts.

In 2004, Ms. Downing joined the law firm of Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP, where she continues to provide a wide range of legal services related to acquisition, maintenance, and enforcement of domestic and foreign intellectual property rights. Ms. Downing has significant technical and patent prosecution expertise relating to computer hardware, software, networks, and systems, radar systems, automated test systems, semiconductor and printed circuit board manufacturing and processing systems, medical devices, machine vision and image capture systems, business methods, and secure identification technologies, including biometrics, identification documents, printing and lamination technologies, adhesives, coatings, and inks.

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