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The Federal Circuit Refines the Post-Alice Landscape, Holding Spreadsheet Tabs Patent-Eligible
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In Memoriam - Bill Daley
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Invented Here!
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Volume 50, Issue 1
Members on the move
Hunter Keeton
Hunter Keeton focuses his practice on litigation in the areas of patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, domain name disputes and internet cases. He has extensive experience representing clients in federal district court and state court, and before the International Trade Commission. Several times after securing complete victories for clients at the lower court level, Hunter was the primary drafter on appeals briefs to the Federal Circuit that led to full affirmances. He has also worked on a number of reexaminations and post-grant matters, while ensuring that those strategies also complement the litigation strategy. Hunter is based in the firm’s Boston office.
Wolf Greenfield Promotes Two Attorneys to Shareholder in 2019
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Hunter D. Keeton and Christina M. Licursi to the position of shareholder, effective January 1, 2019. The promoted attorneys’ legal and technical know-how covers a range of practice areas, including litigation, licensing and transactions, post-grant proceedings, and trademarks and copyrights. “Hunter and Christina exemplify the industry-leading skill and extraordinary dedication for which Wolf Greenfield is known,” said Tim Oyer, Wolf Greenfield’s President and Managing Partner. “Their talent, energy and hard work play a key part in helping our clients achieve their business goals. We look forward to seeing them continue to grow and succeed in their new roles.”

Christina Licursi
Christina Licursi focuses her practice on trademark prosecution and litigation, including representing clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and in federal courts across the country. Within her counseling practice, Christina advises clients and international associates on branding strategies and understanding the business and legal risks associated with the adoption, use and registration of trademarks. Her clients cover a variety of industries, including biotechnology, food and beverage, clothing, medical equipment, and software and telecommunications. In addition to trademark matters, Christina handles various copyright issues, domain name portfolio management and related disputes, and social media and internet matters. Christina is based in Boston, but also supports clients from the firm's New York office.
Wolf Greenfield is pleased to announce that Gregory Corbett has been appointed as the new chair of the Litigation Practice.
Corbett is a shareholder in the Boston office, and he will oversee and lead the strategic direction of the Litigation Practice for the firm. “Greg is an outstanding first-chair litigator with exceptional leadership qualities and vision,” said Wolf Greenfield President and Managing Partner, Tim Oyer. “The continued strategic growth of the Litigation Practice is very exciting and is a testament to the extraordinary client service we offer.” Corbett is a first-chair litigator with nearly 20 years of experience in all stages of complex intellectual property and patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, appellate matters, licensing, and client counseling. He has represented significant clients in a wide range of technologies, including Sony, Google, EMC, Verizon Wireless, Segway, Samsung, Infineon Technologies, IBM, Straumann, BTG, GlaxoSmithKline and B. Braun Medical. His practice focuses on electronics, computer systems, semiconductors and internet technology, with extensive experience involving chemical products and processes, pharmaceuticals, biotech, and medical device matters. Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Corbett was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Kirkland & Ellis, and a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Edward F. Harrington at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He earned his A.B. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Boston College Law School. He succeeds Michael Albert, who served as chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice for nearly 15 years. “We are grateful for Michael’s years of strong leadership building the capabilities and success of our Litigation Practice,” said Oyer. Wolf Greenfield's global Litigation Practice has been recognized for excellence by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers, IAM Patent 1000, and others.
Lando & Anastasi, LLP Announces Four Attorneys Elevated to Partnership
(CAMBRIDGE, MA) January 2, 2019 – Lando & Anastasi, LLP (L&A) is proud to announce that
Gregory K. Gerstenzang, Nathan T. Harris, Hannah R. Koyfman, Ph.D.,
David M. Roccio
have been elected as Partners of the firm. “We are delighted to welcome Greg, Nate, Hannah and Dave to our Partnership. They each have spent the majority of their respective legal careers at L&A, and their elevation is the result of their many contributions to the ongoing success of our firm,” noted Peter Lando, one of L&A’s Founding Partners. “This expansion of our Partnership is not only an indicator of the firm’s bright future, but also a reflection of the excellent work done by these four individuals, and our clients’ recognition of those efforts,” he added.
Nate Harris
Nate Harris has a diverse and broad practice that touches all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related litigation. He has represented clients before district courts and the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Nate’s extensive software background imparts a high-tech focus to his practice, and includes matters involving a variety of technologies, such as AI and machine learning in the areas of computer vision, identity authentication, and text analytics. Some of the major clients Nate works with include Land’s End, Bose Corporation, and Zoll Medical Corporation. Gary Ganzi, Senior Counsel and Head of Intellectual Property at Evoqua Water Technologies commented that “Nate has played a key role in support of Evoqua’s trademark rights,” adding, “we look forward to an even stronger relationship going forward.”
Greg Gerstenzang
Greg Gerstenzang is an outstanding patent practitioner who is expert in a broad range of technologies and legal topics from chemical and material sciences to blockchain and AI. He brings nearly a decade of technical experience in the semiconductor industry to his work with clients of all sizes to leverage their intellectual assets through strategic patent portfolio development and management. Greg works with several key firm clients, including Evoqua Water Technologies, Draper, and Skyworks Solutions. Greg has been recognized by Skyworks’ Chief Patent Counsel, Donald Bollella, as “…one of our best drafting attorneys….[whose] calm deep intellect combined with his expert technical command of our subject matter and deferential engaging personal style with our inventors has been most noteworthy over the course of the years he’s been handling our cases.”
Hannah Koyfman
Hannah Koyfman is an integral member of L&A’s Life Sciences Team, where she counsels clients on the design and execution of global patent strategies. Hannah handles matters in a variety of technologies, including therapeutic antibodies, peptide therapeutics, antisense therapies, cell-based therapies, diagnostics, and medical devices. Her clients range from Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies to early stage venture-backed startups, including one which completed a record-breaking IPO in July 2018. Leda Trivinos, a Partner at Flagship Pioneering commented, “Hannah brings enormous intellectual and creative firepower and a true commitment to client service to her patent practice. This rare combination puts her at the top of the list of our preferred external partners for patent portfolio development and execution.”
Dave Roccio
Dave Roccio is an expert patent practitioner in a broad spectrum of electrical and computer technologies, including mobile ad hoc network communications, switching and routing, data centers, uninterruptible power supplies, load centers, network-based conferencing/compression, programmable RF transceivers, digital imaging, and semiconductor devices and manufacturing. Dave represents leading 3D print company, Markforged, for whom he has helped develop and manage a robust patent portfolio. He also works with many of the firm’s largest electrical and computer science clients, including Schneider Electric and Raytheon Company. Kevin R. Duda, Principal Engineer & Group Lead - Space & Mission Critical Systems, Draper remarked that “Dave has been a tremendous partner in working with us to patent and protect our high-tech ideas and concepts for our national security and space customers. His professionalism, timeliness, and technical acumen have been invaluable to our team.” Diana Collazo, a Partner and the head of L&A’s Life Sciences practice commented, “We are excited to recognize Greg, Nate, Hannah and Dave as L&A’s newest Partners, and we congratulate our colleagues – with whom we have worked for many years – on reaching this important milestone in their careers.”
About Lando & Anastasi, LLP
Lando & Anastasi, LLP (L&A), headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, partners with clients to protect their innovations through effective intellectual property strategies. This partnership complements an emphasis on creative and strategic solutions guided by a solid understanding of each client’s business imperatives. Well versed in a wide range of industries including life sciences, software, cleantech, medical devices, chemical and electrical engineering, L&A attorneys counsel clients ranging from individuals to early-stage and venturebacked start-ups to small and large national and global corporations.
Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is pleased to announce that Alex Adam, Ph.D. and Chris Albert have been elected principals of the firm.
Alex Adam
Alex has a Ph.D. from Boston University in biomedical engineering and is an expert on medical device technology. Alex was born in Germany and remains a fluent German speaker. He is active in the German American business community and is currently serving on the Membership Committee of the German-American Business Council of Boston. As an undergrad at Boston University, Alex was a nationally recognized track athlete. Alex’s practice specializes in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of medical devices, biotechnology and life sciences, computer systems, electronics, imaging software, control systems, and mechanical devices. He obtained his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. “Alex has created deep and long-standing relationships with both his clients and colleagues. His contributions to the firm have played a significant role in our firm’s mission to provide exceptional intellectual property services and we are pleased to recognize his achievements,” said John DuPré, president and principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.
Chris Albert
Chris has an M.S. in chemistry, with an emphasis in organic chemistry, and a B.S. in chemical engineering, both from Tufts University. He is a lifelong learner and has pursued advanced coursework in the biological sciences during his time at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds. Chris is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and running. Chris has nearly a decade of experience litigating IP matters in federal courts, including Hatch-Waxman ANDA disputes for generics and brands, and has significant expertise in e-discovery and pharmaceutical matters. His practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation in the areas of chemistry, biotechnology, materials chemistry, and medical devices. He obtained his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. “Chris is dedicated to enhancing the legal and competitive business positions of his clients with proven experience across a broad range of projects. This is a well-earned recognition of his contributions to the growth and success of the firm,” stated DuPré.
Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is among New England’s largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm’s legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property legal expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, as well as electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.
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