New England Legal Foundation Appoints Finnegan Attorney Matthew C. Berntsen to its Massachusetts Advisory Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                3-27-2023

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BOSTON – The New England Legal Foundation (NELF – has appointed Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Attorney Matthew C. Berntsen to its Massachusetts Advisory Council. Berntsen is an intellectual property attorney focused on helping clients of all sizes identify, secure, and leverage their intellectual property assets to maximize business value and minimize the impact of intellectual property assertions by other parties.


NELF Advisory Councils help develop the Foundation’s positions on public policy matters and often recommend legal advocacy for consideration by NELF’s Board of Directors on issues of importance to the region’s economy. The Advisory Councils also host speakers of interest to their particular sector of the economy at locations convenient to members in each state.


Berntsen’s practice centers on complex patent disputes, and he routinely appears before Federal courts around the country, the United States Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as the International Trade Commission. Berntsen has led teams in achieving successful outcomes for matters involving utility patents, design patents, copyright infringement and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), trade secret theft, and state unfair business law violations.


NELF President Dan Winslow congratulated Berntsen on his appointment and noted, “Our Advisory Councils are the eyes, ears and heart of our organization. We rely on their guidance and suggestions to advance our mission of economic liberty and inclusive growth. We are thankful to have Matthew’s leadership in the coming years.”




About the New England Legal Foundation

The New England Legal Foundation (NELF – is the leading non-profit public interest law firm in the region dedicated to addressing policy and constitutional concerns related to economic freedom. NELF’s ongoing mission is to champion free enterprise, property rights, limited government based on rule of law, and inclusive economic growth. NELF challenges actions by governments and special interests which would unreasonably intrude on the economic freedoms of individuals and business enterprises in New England and the nation. We believe that free enterprise is a foundational value of a democratic society and the best opportunity for people to lift themselves to prosperity.


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