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October 2, 2012

Lando & Anastasi, LLP Expands Litigation, Chemical/Materials, Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical, and Electrical/Computer Depth

Cambridge Intellectual Property Law Firm Continues to Grow in 2012

Cambridge, MA – Lando and Anastasi, LLP (L&A) today announced that William Seymour, Ian Mullet, Mark Nickas, Jessica Colantonio, and Kenneth Thompson have joined the firm.

The Cambridge-based intellectual property law firm, one of the largest IP firms in New England, has continued its rapid growth. The L&A litigation, chemical and materials, biotechnology and pharmaceutical, and electrical and computer science practice areas are expanding to support strong business growth in 2012. The firm's commitment to high quality counsel, responsive service, and value make it sought after by large companies and start-ups alike.

William Seymour is an Associate at L&A. He will focus his practice on patent and trademark litigation and counseling. Prior to joining L&A, he was an Associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP in New York. Bill is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the New York Bar.

Bill graduated from Boston University School of Law, where he was the Note Editor of the Journal of Science and Technology Law. He received a B.S. in Civil/Environmental Engineering and a B.A. in Political Science from Northeastern University.

"We are excited that Bill has joined us," commented Craig Smith, a Litigation Partner at L&A. "He brings just the right skills to complete our litigation team, and we are very pleased to be able to immediately integrate him into several or our ongoing matters."

Ian Mullet is an Associate at L&A, and focuses his practice on patent prosecution in the areas of chemical and materials science, as well as in counseling and litigation support in a variety of technologies. He was previously a Summer Associate at L&A.

Ian graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he was the Associate Editor of IDEA: the Intellectual Property Law Review. He received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Saint John's College.

Peter Lando, the senior member of the Chemical and Materials Science Group, noted, "We have been looking forward to welcoming Ian back to the firm since his summer associateship last year. He proved himself to be a motivated and insightful member of our team, and we are thrilled that he has joined us full-time this fall."

Mark Nickas is an Associate at L&A, and focuses his practice on patent prosecution, diligence and counseling in the biomedical and biotechnology fields, including microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, and molecular and cell biology. He was previously a Summer Associate at L&A, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mark graduated from Boston University School of Law, where he was a Managing Editor of the Journal of Science and Technology Law. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego; and he completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Schepens Eye Research Institute and Harvard Medical School. Mark received his B.A. in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology from Northwestern University. He is the author of several scientific research articles published in leading journals.

Jessica Colantonio is a Technology Specialist at L&A, and focuses her practice on patent prosecution, diligence and counseling in the biomedical and biotechnology fields, including microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, and molecular and cell biology. Prior to joining L&A, she was a Technology Specialist at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston.

Jessica is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles; and she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Jessica received her B.S. in Microbiology from the University of California, Santa Barbara She has authored several scientific research articles published in leading journals, and has received several research awards including postdoctoral fellowship awards. . Jessica attends Suffolk University Law School, and expects to graduate in 2015.

Louis Myers, a Partner in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals practice pointed out, "With the rapid changes in the underlying science behind patents in the life sciences, we are always looking for exceptional new hires with strong technical skills. We are very fortunate to have both Mark and Jessica, two accomplished professionals, join our practice at a time when we are realizing significant growth in our business," he added.

Kenneth Thompson is a Technology Specialist at L&A. He has more than ten years of experience in the high-tech industry and will focus his practice on patent prosecution in various electrical and computer technologies, particularly in the areas of computer systems and electronics, medical devices and consumer products.

Ken received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire. He attends New England School of Law, and expects to graduate in 2014. Prior to entering intellectual property law, Ken worked as an engineer and manager of software and system development for Exacom, Inc.

"Ken is a great addition to L&A's Electronics and Computer Technologies practices," remarked Tom Sullivan, one of the firm's ECT Partners. "Ken's deep technological background adds greater bandwidth to what is already one of New England's largest and most experienced ECT groups, and we are delighted that he has chosen to join L&A."

About Lando & Anastasi, LLP

Lando & Anastasi, LLP specializes in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and business transactions and related litigation.  Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, L&A provides its extensive client base with the comprehensive protection they need to grow their business and protect their intellectual property assets.  The firm has received national recognition for its practice, aggressive approach to serving clients' needs, and culture.

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