Terry Newby has extensive experience assisting clients with their intellectual property, e-commerce, and complex commercial litigation needs. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country in a broad range of infringement matters involving patent, trademark, copyright, and trade dress as well as licensing disputes. In addition, Terry has taken intellectual property matters to trial, including federal jury trials in patent infringement, trademark infringement, and false advertising cases under the Lanham Act. His clients include software companies, consumer products companies, e-commerce and emerging technology companies, and medical device companies.
With a relentless focus on practical solutions to difficult problems, Terry regularly helps his clients navigate complex intellectual property matters. He devotes a large part of his practice to proactively drafting IP licenses, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and software license agreements, so his clients can avoid litigation. When litigation is the only remaining option, Terry has the litigation and trial experience necessary to protect his client's intellectual property. Counseling clients and providing practical, common sense solutions are the core of Terry's practice.
Terry has significant appellate experience and has briefed and argued appeals involving complex commercial disputes, patents, and trademarks in various jurisdictions, including the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and appellate courts in Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. He is also licensed to appear before the United States Supreme Court.
When not practicing law, Terry writes fiction, including novels and plays. His first play, "The Cage," was professionally staged in St. Paul in 2016. His latest play, "The Body Politic," was staged in June 2018.