Michael D. Lazzara
Michael D. Lazzara is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mike co-leads the Software Development & Licensing Group and is a member of Entertainment Industry Group. Mike is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Mike regularly handles matters including 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. Mike’s experience also includes providing clients with intellectual property litigation support and patent claim construction analysis.
During the course of his career, Mike has prepared and prosecuted several hundred U.S. and international patent and trademark applications. His patent practice covers a wide array of technologies including software, telecommunications, information technology systems, Internet-based services and applications, financial data processing, financial products, robotic devices, fluid systems for heavy machinery, color analysis software, video games, disease management software, and medical devices.
Mike is a frequent speaker on various patent, trademark, and copyright topics.
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Visiting Student, Franklin Pierce Law Center
B.S.E.E., magna cum laude, Gannon University
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Allegheny County Bar Association
United Way (Advisory Committee Member, “Be a Middle School Mentor” Program)