Jack Regan is a partner in the firm’s Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Business Trial Practice Groups. He is the co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee, has chaired the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and recently served as the President of the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Regan joined the firm in 1978.
Mr. Regan's practice concentrates on pretrial, trial and appellate aspects of intellectual property and commercial litigation in federal and state courts and in administrative agencies. He has been involved with a wide range of legal matters relating to patents, trade secrets, computers, copyrights, trade dress, trademarks, contracts, licenses, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices cases.
Mr. Regan has litigated cases in such high technology areas as digital cameras, PDA devices, electronic commerce, Internet routers, enzyme electrodes, blood analyzers, glucose monitoring devices, electronic pre-press publishing, DNA amplification systems, videoconferencing, semiconductors, golf balls, ultrasound transducers, document imaging, electronic storage, paging and voice mail. In the patent area, he has litigated biotechnology, chemical, electrical, mechanical, medical device, software and Internet patents.
Mr. Regan has been counsel to such clients as: Apple, Bose, Intel, Research in Motion (RIM Blackberry), Eastman Kodak, Wyeth, Analog Devices, Broadcom, JPMorgan Chase, Braintree Laboratories, Juniper Networks, Nova Biomedical, Harvest Technologies, Wolfson Microelectronics, Campanelli Companies, SoundBite Communications, Inc., Art Technology Group, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), American Superconductor, Roxbury Latin School, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Penwest Pharmaceuticals, Nitromed, Webloyalty.com and Thorn EMI, N.A.
The US District Court for the District of Massachusetts appointed Mr. Regan as the trustee in bankruptcy for Rare Coin Galleries of America, Inc. He has also served as an appointed arbitrator in complex commercial dispute proceedings before the American Arbitration Association.
During the year following law school, Mr. Regan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew A. Caffrey, former chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He has also worked as a legal intern in the Special Criminal Prosecutions Division and in the Civil Division of the US Attorneys' Offices in Newark, New Jersey, and the Southern District of New York, respectively.
Prior to his legal studies, Mr. Regan served as a lieutenant in the US Navy aboard a destroyer escort, the USS Bagley, which was homeported in San Diego, California, and deployed to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Gulf of Tonkin and Persian Gulf areas.
Mr. Regan has spoken on seminar panels at programs sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Boston Bar Association, the Boston Patent Law Association, the American Arbitration Association, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Intellectual Property Leadership Forum and the Pro Bono Institute.