Foley & Lardner LLP Partner James De Vellis has been appointed to the board of directors at WorldBoston, a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the public in international affairs.
James is chair of the Boston office’s Intellectual Property Department. As a member of the firm’s electronics practice group, James focuses on sustainable patent portfolio development and related counseling to advance clients’ business objectives while acting as a check on competitors’ patents that encroach beyond their appropriate boundaries. He helps innovators secure both offensive and defensive patent protection, enabling them to operate in their intellectual space on their terms.
WorldBoston is a convener of international topics affecting Boston and the world since 1949. The organization fosters engagement in international affairs and cooperation with peoples of all nations through their citizen diplomacy, networking, and community events.
As globalization increasingly shapes every aspect of business, the attorneys in Foley’s Boston office and beyond have the skills and experience to offer a full spectrum of legal services and manage the unique business needs of both foreign and domestic companies.