Michael J. Bevilacqua


Bevilacqua, Michael J.

Michael Bevilacqua's practice focuses primarily on technology-related agreements, such as license agreements (principally software license agreements and patent license agreements), development agreements, distribution agreements and joint venture agreements.

Mr. Bevilacqua has a considerable trademark practice, which includes the management of several thousand US and foreign trademark and service mark registrations. He has extensive trademark licensing experience, and has handled numerous trademark oppositions and cancelations.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a 2013-2017 IP Star by Managing IP, a guidebook that identifies leading IP lawyers in the United States
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012-2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property litigation, patent law and trademark law. In the 2018 and 2014 editions, he was named Boston Copyright Law Lawyer of the Year.
  • Recognized as a well-respected and "very practical and solutions-oriented" leading technology and intellectual property: licensing practitioner in the 2007-2017 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Recommended in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 United States for his work in M&A/Corporate and Commercial; Media, Technology and Telecoms: Outsourcing and Transactions; and Intellectual Property: Patents: Licensing
  • Named a 2013-2016 leading practitioner in patent law by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners
  • Recognized as a "top tier practitioner" in 2012 by World Trademark Review 1000 in the category of prosecution and strategy
  • Selected as one of only 25 recipients of the Corporation Service Company's TrademarkInsider Award for achievements in the trademark industry in 2007
  • Listed in the 2007 and 2011 editions of Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers
  • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" (formerly "Massachusetts Super Lawyer") in intellectual property law in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2013-2017 issues of Boston Magazine

Publications & News


March 14, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Commonwealth Fusion Systems in Collaboration with MIT

Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a private company dedicated to commercializing fusion energy, will join the MIT Energy Initiative as part of a new university-industry partnership.

March 9, 2018

WilmerHale Counsels Stash in $37.5M Series D Funding

Stash, the financial platform revolutionizing how millions of Americans invest and save, announced it has raised $37.5 million in Series D funding.

August 16, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 107 WilmerHale lawyers and names nine partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 24th edition.

August 3, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Navient in Acquisition of Duncan Solutions

Navient, a leading asset management and business processing services company, announced the acquisition of Duncan Solutions, a transportation revenue management company serving municipalities and toll authorities.

June 27, 2017

WilmerHale Represents State Street in the Sale of its BlockCross ATS to Instinet

Longstanding client State Street is represented by a team led by Stephanie Evans that includes Livingston Miller, Mark Nylen, Byron Crowe, Nils Remole, Andre Owens, Jeremy Moorehouse, Michael Bevilacqua, Bill Caporizzo, Amy Null and Benjamin Kelsey.

June 9, 2017

The Legal 500 United States 2017 Recognizes 125 WilmerHale Lawyers Across 28 Practice Areas

The Legal 500 United States has released its 2017 rankings, recommending 125 WilmerHale lawyers—including 12 who are named to its elite “Leading Lawyers” list and two on its “Next Generation Lawyers” list—and 28 practice areas in its 11th edition.

June 8, 2017

WilmerHale Partners and Practices Named Among Managing Intellectual Property's 2017 IP Stars

IP Stars identifies lawyers based on their practice and industry experience, and recommendations from their peers and clients.

June 2, 2017

WilmerHale Reps FastMatch in Euronext Acquisition

Euronext announced the acquisition of 90% of FastMatch, Inc. for $153 million initial cash consideration. FastMatch's management will remain invested with a 10% interest, with minority rights.

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 8, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Genpact in Acquisition of BrightClaim

Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, announced that it has acquired BrightClaim and its associated company National Vendor.


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JD, Boston College Law School, 1982

MS, Computer Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1979

BS, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Scranton, 1978

Bar Admissions


New York

United States Patent and Trademark Office

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