People | Peter C. Lando

Peter Lando

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Patents
  • Trademark/Copyright

Industries

  • Chemical/Materials Science
  • Medical Devices
  • Mechanical & Consumer Products

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Overview

For more than 20 years Peter has been a trusted advisor to clients in a wide variety of businesses and technologies. His clients include multinational corporations, mid-sized companies, early-stage and venture-backed companies, as well as entrepreneurs and investors. He is a creative problem-solver and a facilitator of clients' business goals. Peter provides expert counsel in all areas of intellectual property and related transactions.

Peter is routinely involved in due diligence investigations for acquisitions and divestitures of IP portfolios, involving new businesses to companies valued at more than $1 billion, and he has been the primary negotiator or lead counsel in dozens of licensing and related business transactions. He frequently prepares patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions, and has prosecuted a significant number of patents that have been successfully enforced in court and/or licensed. Peter also has provided creative trademark counsel resulting in unique registration and enforcement strategies.

Peter has extensive experience in the chemical process industries, water and wastewater treatment technologies, polymers, small particles, specialty metals and ceramics, medical devices, and mechanical and industrial designs. He is one of the country's leading attorneys on "clean" and "green" technologies. He has, for example, been involved in patent prosecution, clearance, diligence, transactions, and enforcement for more water and wastewater technologies than any other lawyer (or firm) over the past 20 years. This experience has made him a sought-after counsel by venture capital investors in these technologies, both nationally and internationally. Some representative matters include:

  • Represented Siemens Water Technologies in patent and technology license negotiation with one of the world's largest oil companies involving wastewater reuse technology in a deal valued at >$500 million.
  • Represented a start-up software and component business licensor in deal with large, multinational company in global oil and gas well servicing and drilling operation.
  • Developed an IP portfolio in water and wastewater technologies that has been valued at over $1.5 billion.
  • Counseled start-up businesses in acquisition of university IP rights in drilling and energy, and resource recovery technologies and defended IP due diligence by investor counsels.
  • Prepared and negotiated a business acquisition agreement with developer of chemical feed control system for treatment of water and waste water.
  • Developed and implemented worldwide IP management and enforcement strategy for medical device business.

Education and Prior Experience

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, M.B.A., Management.
  • Drexel University, B.S., Chemical Engineering.
  • BASF Chemical Corporation, process engineering, business strategic planning, marketing, research, and product development.

 

Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in various federal courts
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Past-President of the Boston Patent Law Association
  • Chair of Dean's Advisory Board; Board of Trustees Member (Chair, Development Committee; Member, Executive Committee); Member, Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Advisory Council, and Former Adjunct Professor Patent Law at The University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Inaugural Member of the Dean's Advisory Council for Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Former Industry Advisory Board Member of the Rutgers University School of Engineering
  • Advisory Council Member of the Drexel University College of Engineering, and Recipient of the 2006 College of Engineering Alumni Circle of Distinction Award
  • Member, Licensing Executive Society
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Founding Member, Boston IP Inn of Court
  • Board Member (Chair, Governance Committee and Member of Executive Committee) and Clerk of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a designation indicating that his peers rank him at the highest level
  • Named as one of Massachusetts' and New England's "Super Lawyers" in the field of intellectual property, 2004 - 2014, a designation limited to the top 5 percent of attorneys chosen by their peers.
  • Named to the 2011/2012 edition of IAM250: The World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers.
  • Named to the 2012, 2013, and 2014 IAM 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners.
  • Named in 2013 and 2014 as an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.
  • Has spoken to general industry, client and student groups on a wide variety of intellectual property topics. Invited speaking engagements include: Licensing Executives Society (LES) on IP due diligence; Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) on notice and declaratory judgment jurisdiction; International Trademark Association (INTA) on trademark practice issues; Advanced Licensing Institute on joint development and collaborative intellectual property transactions; and to corporate R&D groups on IP management and strategy. He has also written, and has been quoted in, many articles and notes for local and national publications.

News & Events

March 4, 2014

"IP law firm Lando & Anastasi expands at 1 Main"

Boston Business Journal

February 28, 2013

Peter C. Lando was a panelist in a webinar titled, "Patent Prosecution Dilemmas Under the AIA: Unanswered Questions After the USPTO's Final Rules," on the IPO's IP Chat Channel.

January 17, 2013

Peter C. Lando was a panel member for a national teleconference, "21st Century Workplaces - Lessons from Small Businesses," presented by the ThirdPath Institute.

March 9, 2012

"The U.S. Supreme Court's Golan v. Holder Decision," Peter C. Lando and Mary Wong, Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, IP Counsel on Legal Talk Network.

February 3, 2012

"2011 Intellectual Propery Year in Review and Outlook for 2012 - Part I: Patents," Peter C. Lando and Craig R. Smith, partner at Lando & Anastasi, LLP, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

February 3, 2012

"2011 Intellectual Property Year in Review and Outlook for 2012 - Part II: Trademarks," Peter C. Lando and John L. Welch, Of Counsel with Lando & Anastasi, LLP, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

November 30, 2011

"Inside the America Invents Act," Peter C. Lando and Mike Crosby, Intellectual Property Counsel at Saint-Gobain Corporation, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

October 21, 2011

"Space Law and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights," Peter C. Lando and Matt Kleiman, an expert in Space Law and Corporate Counsel for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

October 1, 2011

Peter C. Lando moderated the "Policy Makers' Panel" at the Franklin Pierce Center for IP Gala Opening, Concord, NH.

August 1, 2011

"Giving Back"

University of New Hampshire School of Law Magazine

July 29, 2011

"Confidential Communications and Agreements in the Context of Business Relations," Peter C. Lando and Jeff Powers, Intellectual Property Counsel for Bausch+Lomb, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

May 31, 2011

"ICANN's expansion of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)," Peter C. Lando and Mary Wong, Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and Director of the School's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

May 26, 2011

"Leveraging the Patent Reexamination," Peter C. Lando and James De Vellis, L&A Associate, IP Issues with Lando & Anastasi and Suffolk University Law School on iTunes.

May 26, 2011

"When are "Exclusive Rights" Under a Patent License Enforceable by the Licensee?" Peter C. Lando and Thomas P. McNulty, L&A Associate, IP Issues with Lando & Anastasi and Suffolk University Law School on iTunes.

April 29, 2011

"Best Practices for Developing and Managing your Company's IP Program," Peter C. Lando and Rob Follett, Director and Counsel, Intellectual Property, ZOLL Medical Corporation, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

March 31, 2011

"Patent Misuse after Princo," Peter C. Lando and Dmitry Milikovsky, Senior Intellectual Property Rights Counsel at Qualcomm Technology Licensing, Qualcomm Incorporated, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

February 24, 2011

"Inside ITC Investigations," Peter C. Lando and Attorney Craig R. Smith, partner at Lando & Anastasi, LLP, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

January 27, 2011

"Intellectual Property Issues and Employment Law," Peter C. Lando and Attorney Valerie C. Samuels from Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

January 7, 2011

"Local law firms expect to bolster IP staffing in 2011"

Boston Business Journal

December 30, 2010

"Trademark Fraud - The Impact of In re Bose on Trademark Owners, Practitioners, and the USPTO," Peter C. Lando and John L. Welch, L&A Of Counsel, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

November 18, 2010

"Inside the Myriad Genetics Case," Peter C. Lando and Professor Jeff Hawley of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and former Chief Patent Counsel at Eastman Kodak, IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

October 20, 2010

"Intellectual Property Value Creation," Peter C. Lando and Harry Gwinnell, VP and Chief Patent Counsel of Cargill, Inc., IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

September 10, 2010

"What is patentable subject matter? Can a business method be patented?" Peter C. Lando and Gary Ganzi, VP Intellectual Property of Siemens Water Technologies Corp. (a subsidiary of Siemens, AG), IP Counsel on LegalTalkNetwork.

April 2, 2010

Peter C. Lando presented "Patent Post-Issuance Matters: Reissue, Reexamination, and Interference" at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH.

June 5, 2009

"Lawyers say more clients warming to monetizing IP"

Boston Business Journal

January 6-9, 2009

Peter C. Lando presented "Collaborative IP -- Joint Development Agreements" at the 17th Annual Advanced Licensing Institute, hosted by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH.

June 24, 2008

Peter C. Lando and Lisa R. Witham presented "Intellectual Property Overview -- Today and Tomorrow" at MCLE's Paralegal Conference 2008, Boston, MA.

March 7, 2008

"Economics of Law"

Boston Business Journal (and reported on New England Cable News on March 10, 2008).

January 4, 2008

"For at Least One Law Firm, Business Remains Brisk"

Boston Business Journal

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