PITTSBURGH, PA – Michael D. Lazzara has joined the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP, as a member in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.
Mr. Lazzara focuses his practice on all phases of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He handles such matters as preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and copyright applications, portfolio development, patentability opinions, patent infringement and validity studies, trademark clearance opinions, and general intellectual property counseling. He has also handled intellectual property due diligence for corporate transactions and has experience preparing license agreements, nondisclosure agreements, joint development agreements, and other intellectual property related agreements. Mr. Lazzara’s experience also includes providing intellectual property litigation support and patent claim construction analysis.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lazzara was a partner for 15 years at a major international law firm. Before that, he was a graduate of General Electric’s Technical Leadership Program, focusing on quality issues in the manufacturing and sourcing areas of General Electric’s locomotive business.
Mr. Lazzara received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and was a visiting student at Franklin Pierce Law Center where he focused on intellectual property related coursework. He received his B.S.E.E., magna cum laude, from Gannon University.