Courtney L. Batliner (née Bennigson) is a Boston-based litigation attorney and a member of Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property (IP) Group. With a focus on IP litigation, Ms. Batliner assists clients in every stage of litigation and dispute resolution associated with licensing, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, patents and all manner of commercial contracts. She has particular experience handling inventor disputes, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement and dilution, commercial damages issues, as well as copyright matters, including infringement and statutory terminations.
Ms. Batliner routinely practices in a range of state and federal U.S. jurisdictions, representing clients from a variety of fields that includes the software, telecom, sports equipment, toy/game and entertainment industries. She also has experience drafting license agreements and online privacy policies, advising clients on matters such as data privacy 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.
In addition, Ms. Batliner is committed to pro bono service. She has spent hundreds of hours serving her pro bono clients in connection with immigration, asylum, Social Security benefits 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, taking part 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.