Mary Norris is a partner in the firm's Corporate Practice Department, Health Information Technology Group, Art and Museum Law Group, Technology and Outsourcing Group, and Intellectual Property Group. Mary focuses her practice on commercial transactions, including licensing of all kinds, such as information technology, health care technology, trademarks, copyright, and other intellectual property; business process and information technology outsourcing; and publishing in all media. Mary's practice includes representation of start-up companies with intellectual property as their primary asset, such as information technology and new media companies, as well as large and middle market companies that are customers or vendors of technology. Mary works with clients in many industries, including health care, education, financial services, and publishing, and counsels clients in matters relevant to these industries, such as privacy and security matters, and intellectual property protection.
Mary is a member of the Licensing Executives Society, Association of American Publishers, and New England Museum Association. Mary is a member of the Planning Committee for the Connecticut Technology Council's Women of Innovation event. She lectures at business and professional programs on information technology issues, licensing, and intellectual property matters in the U.S. and overseas. Mary served as Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section from 1992 to 1994.
In 2010, Mary began teaching at the University of Connecticut Law School, as a Lecturer in Law. She teaches a Trademark and Unfair Competition Law course, focusing on trademark creation, scope of protection, and enforcement, as well as trademark practice issues, false advertising, and the right of publicity.
Mary graduated with a B.S. summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati, Phi Beta Kappa, and received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.