Larissa Bifano > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
33 ARCH STREET
26TH FLOOR
BOSTON MA 02110-1447
United States
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Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology

Position

Partner; Co-chair, Patent Prosecution Practice

Career

Larissa S. Bifano concentrates on patent and other intellectual property strategy, counseling, prosecution, diligence, and litigation in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and federal courts. She also leads the firm’s team that focuses on efforts to assist companies as they navigate the legal landscape of emerging and disruptive technologies, while helping them understand the legal and compliance risks arising from the creation and deployment of AI systems.

She works with clients in diverse industries nationally and internationally to determine and execute a comprehensive IP strategy to address the client’s needs in whatever situation or forum.

Larissa works with numerous clients in the following industries and technologies: clean technologies, including battery systems, solar, alternative energy, wind power; computer technology including artificial intelligence, software, computer databases, solid state devices and wireless positioning systems; medical technologies, including cancer treatment therapies, health and fitness monitoring and implantable devices; and various other technologies including nanotechnology, semiconductor processing, light-emitting diodes, optical systems, cellular networks, and options trading.

Education

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law; B.A., Cornell University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s patent litigation team is ‘an amazing group of exceptionally talented and hardworking lawyers.‘ The ‘great, dedicated and responsive‘ team has experience across the gamut of patent litigation, including matters in the district courts and the Federal Circuit, the PTAB and the ITC. Following the merger with Liner LLP on the West Coast in autumn 2017, the practice further bolstered its life sciences offering on the East Coast with the arrival of Michael Dougherty and Tony Pezzano in New York, both of whom joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP. Technology-related instructions remain a core focus for the group, with a major recent highlight including practice head Mark Fowler successfully defending Toshiba against Intellectual Ventures, averting infringement claims for ten patents covering semiconductor memory chips and consumer electronics. Clients also include Samsung Electronics, Nike and BASF. Other names to note are ‘outstanding strategist‘ John Guaragna in Austin, the ‘awesome‘ Steven Park in Atlanta, San Diego quartet Sean CunninghamErin GibsonRichard Mulloy and Stan PanikowskiStuart Pollack in New York, Carrie Williamson in Silicon Valley, Boston’s Larissa Bifano and Michael Strapp, and Paul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell in Chicago. Clayton Thompson and Jake Zolotorev joined in Silicon Valley from Feinberg Day LLP and Tamany Vinson Bentz joined the Los Angeles office from Venable LLP. Additionally, Eric Hagen arrived from McDermott Will & Emery LLPPatrick Park, also in Los Angeles, was promoted to of counsel, while former of counsel Vincent Crowley joined TiVo and John Garvey joined Noria Therapeutics. Lawrence McClure and Gerald Sekimura retired. Todd Paterson also left the firm.