Since Bohan Mathers was founded in the historic Old Port area of Portland, Maine, the firm has grown to become one of the leading intellectual property firms in New England, serving clients throughout the United States and around the world. Bohan Mathers offers a broad range of intellectual property services, including professional assistance in all matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and contract and license negotiation. These services include prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as clients seek to obtain protection for their intellectual property. Our services also include pursuing and defending infringement actions and opposition and cancellation proceedings. Bohan Mathers has the skill and experience to obtain and protect all of its clients’ intellectual property.

Thomas Bohan, Esq., Ph.d., first opened the firm as Thomas Bohan & Associates in 1982. Patricia Mathers, Esq. joined the firm and later assumed management of the practice in 2002, at which time it was renamed Bohan Mathers & Associates.  Then, in 2013, Perkins Olson, PA, a Portland law firm that specializes in business law, acquired Bohan Mathers & Associates from Patricia and renamed the firm Bohan Mathers, LLC.  In 2016 Patricia Mathers moved into a semi-retired position, at which time Jeffrey Joyce, Esq., assumed management of the practice. In 2019 Bohan Mathers, LLC was acquired by Eaton Peabody, a statewide full-service law firm. Jeffrey Joyce, Esq. and Harry Bee joined Eaton Peabody and currently practice out of the Portland office at 100 Middle Street.

Today, the Bohan Mathers team combines the legal experience in the practice of intellectual property law, with the necessary background in engineering, science, and business to represent our clients in securing and protecting their intellectual property rights in a comprehensive and efficient manner, regardless of how basic or complex the particular intellectual property may be and regardless of whether the client is a small Portland business or a large international corporation.