Courtney L. (Bennigson) Batliner is a Boston-based litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property (IP) Group. She assists clients at every stage of litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on IP litigation including licensing, copyright, trade secret, trademark, patent, unfair competition and complex commercial contract matters. She has particular experience handling inventor disputes, royalty disputes, copyright infringement and termination, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement and dilution, design patent infringement, commercial damages and breach of contract claims.
Practicing in state and federal jurisdictions across the U.S., Ms. Batliner represents clients in a variety of industries, such as toys/games and other consumer products; software, telecom and internet-based services; and entertainment. She also has experience drafting license agreements and online privacy policies, advising on matters such as data security and cybersquatting, and working closely with the firm's corporate and IP transactional teams on a variety of matters.
Ms. Batliner is a trained mediator under M.G.L. ch. 233 § 23C. She is a firm believer that the principles of interest-based mediation and negotiation can benefit virtually every client, both within and beyond the litigation context.
Ms. Batliner also is committed to pro bono service, and has spent hundreds of hours serving her pro bono clients in connection with immigration, asylum, Social Security and public housing issues.
During law school, Ms. Batliner wrote for Cornell's Legal Information Institute and served as president of the school's Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, participating in international mediation and negotiation student competitions. Before joining Holland & Knight, she interned for the Honorable John L. Kane in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and for a Boston-based negotiation firm. Prior to law school, she had a career as a professional triathlete.
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