Cambridge Intellectual Property Law Firm Continues Growth
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Lando and Anastasi, LLP (L&A) today announced that Cristin D.
Berkey, Nathan A. Billings, Crystal Lee Kellas, and Angelyn Larkin
have joined the firm.
The Cambridge-based intellectual property law firm, one of the most
dynamic IP firms in New England, continues its growth in response to
increasing client demands for innovative and responsive intellectual
property legal services. The L&A biotechnology and pharmaceutical
practice has expanded by more than twenty-five percent this year with
the addition of these four technology specialists.
“We are thrilled that Cristin, Nathan, Crystal and Angelyn have joined
L&A, commented Louis Myers, a founding partner of the firm’s
life sciences group. The synergy from the technological expertise and
talent that they bring to our already-impressive roster will be a great
benefit for our clients in this area.”
Cristin Berkey’spractice includes patent prosecution and
counseling in all areas of the life sciences, with a focus on genetics,
microbiology and immunology. Prior to joining L&A, she was a patent
agent at Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP in Boston. Cristin is registered to
practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Cristin received a Ph.D. in Genetics and Developmental Biology from
Columbia University and she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in
infectious disease at Harvard Medical School / Children’s Hospital
Boston. As a graduate student, Cristin worked in the laboratory of
Marian Carlson. Cristin earned her B.S. in Biology from Tufts
University. She attends Boston College Law School and is a 2015 J.D.
candidate. Cristin is the author of a number of scientific research
articles published in the Journal of Immunology, Cellular
Microbiology, Current Genetics, Eukaryotic Cell, and Molecular
and Cellular Biology.
Nathan Billingsfocuses his practice on patent prosecution, due
diligence and counseling in the areas of molecular and cell biology,
biochemical and molecular diagnostics, molecular genetics, enzyme
replacement therapy and gene therapy. Immediately prior to joining L&A,
he was a patent agent at Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP in Boston. Nathan
is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark
Nathan received a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University, and
performed his doctoral work in the laboratory of Connie Cepko. Prior to
earning his Ph.D., he performed post-graduate work in the laboratory of
David Rowitch at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Nathan received his
B.S. in Biochemistry, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University.
He is the author of numerous published articles and has been a speaker
on thyroid hormone signaling and related topics.
Crystal Kellasworks with L&A’s biotechnology clients in all
aspects of patent prosecution, including diligence and opinion work.
Immediately prior to joining L&A, she was a patent agent at Mintz Levin
in Boston. Crystal is registered to practice before the United States
Patent and Trademark Office.
Crystal received a Ph.D. in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, and performed her doctoral work in the laboratory of
Jacqueline Lees. Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked at the Salk
Institute in the laboratory of Geoff Wahl. Crystal received her B.S. in
Molecular Biology from University of California San Diego.
Angelyn Larkin focuses her practice on the preparation and
prosecution of patent applications within the chemistry, biochemistry
and biotechnology areas. Prior to joining L&A, she was a Ruth L.
Kirschstein NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School.
Angelyn received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where she was the recipient of a Wyeth
Scholarship and a Janette Houk Fellowship. Prior to graduate school, she
was a research associate in chemistry at Seattle Genetics. Angelyn
received a B.A. in Chemistry and Political Science, with honors, from
Wellesley College. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles
published in Nature Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, and Bioorganic
& Medicinal Chemistry.
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.
Lando & Anastasi, LLP
Director of Administration
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