ADJUNCT LAW FACULTY
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Mr. Chow is a partner in the intellectual property, business litigation and business departments of Burns & Levinson LLP.
Over three decades of practice, beginning at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in New York, Mr. Chow has developed numerous patent portfolios and strategies for chemical, electrical, information technology and life sciences enterprises, litigated patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, antitrust, unfair competition, international trade, telecommunications, employment, e-commerce and other commercial cases before state and federal courts and agencies. Mr. Chow has coordinated or served as an expert in litigation before foreign tribunals. He has also advised manufacturers, telecommunications carriers, commercial exchanges and educational, financial and research institutions on commercial, legislative and regulatory matters, particularly in internal policies and development of new services and products, as well as in early stage financing. Mr. Chow is a strategist and trouble shooter for technology companies in financial, governance and intellectual property disputes and development.
Appointed by Governor Weld in 1995, and reappointed by subsequent administrations, as a Massachusetts Uniform Law Commissioner, Mr. Chow served on the National Conference’s drafting committees on the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (formerly UCC 2B_, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, and the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act and its study committees on Internet taxation, on protection of genetic information, and discovery of electronic evidence. Elected to the American Law Institute in 1997, he is active on projects involving intellectual property, employment, and commercial law and litigation. Mr. Chow has acted as a special master on electronic commerce matters before the Massachusetts Superior Court and was a U.S. Delegate to Working Group 6 (Secured Transactions) of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on Security Interests in Intellectual Property.
AB, MS, Harvard University; JD, Columbia University
MA; NY; USPTO
Counseling Technology Leading Emerging Enterprises
Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, member, 2003-05; American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, Chair, Special Committee 461 on Transfers of Goods Embodying Intellectual Property, 2001-03; Massachusetts Bar Association, House of Delegates, Executive Management Board (2008-2011), Business Law Section Council (Chair 2008-10, member since 1989); Boston Bar Association, Council, 1994-96, Intellectual Property Law Section, Founder, 1991-95, member, Education Committee, 2006-2011, director, Volunteer Lawyers Project, 2006-09; Asian-American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts, director, 1997-present; American Intellectual Property Law Association, chair, Special Committee on UCC2B, 1997-99; Copyright Society of the USA, trustee, 2002-05; Boston Patent Law Association, Chair, Committee on Patent Office Affairs, 1994, Trade Secrets,1995-2006, Copyright Law, 2006-2010, Antitrust Law, 2010-11.
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Mr. Stephen Y. Chow
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977