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 and trademark 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 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. Patricia brings a strong background in engineering and technical expertise to the firm’s patent work. She is also fluent in German, and has developed a substantial German client base. 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. Each practice continues to serve its own clientele under its existing name, while maintaining its personnel, unique characteristics and specialized services.
Prior to the acquisition Perkins Olson and Bohan Mathers had enjoyed a strong and mutually beneficial business relationship over several years, working together with entrepreneurs to protect their intellectual property. With the merger, each firm is now in a better position to serve clients needing intellectual property services, combined with a broad range of corporate and business law services. The two firms complement each other professionally, and the merger strengthens both by providing diversified practices, collective resources and experience, and offers cost effective solutions to our clients.
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 small Portland business or a large international corporation.