Lando & Anastasi, LLP Announces Four Attorneys Elevated to Partnership

  • January 4, 2019

Cambridge, MA – Lando & Anastasi, LLP (L&A) is proud to announce that Gregory K. Gerstenzang, Nathan T. Harris, Hannah R. Koyfman, Ph.D., and 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.

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.”

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.”

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 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 venture-backed start-ups to small and large national and global corporations.

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