The firm welcomes partners Joseph M. Maraia and John C. Serio, of counsel Steven Mills, associates Weber Hsiao and Nikhil Patel, and patent agent Dr. Michael A. Mattoni.
We could not be prouder to bring on Joe
, John and the rest of the team, and to welcome our new clients."
We're pleased to be continuing our relationship with Joe Maraia
and utilizing the firm's full-service IP department."
Maraia was previously head of Pierce Atwood LLP's Patent Practice and a member of its Intellectual Property & Technology Group.
He is also immediate past-president of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA), making him the third Burns & Levinson attorney to serve as president of BPLA.
has a long history representing leading companies in the engineering arts and biotechnology sectors.
"The full integration of Burns & Levinson's
Intellectual Property Group with other practice areas, such as Corporate, allows us to meet all of our clients' legal needs and provide them with an advantage in the marketplace," said Maraia
"That, coupled with the firm's forward-thinking and attentive client service focus, provides us with the perfect platform to deliver strategic intellectual property advice aligned with all of our clients' business goals."
"As a biotech/medical device company, intellectual property is the most important asset that we have, and from the first day Joe Maraia
has treated our intellectual property as if it was his own," said Stephen From, president and CEO, Eyegate Pharmaceuticals
"Most importantly, Joe
is not afraid to roll up his
sleeves and actually work, and our success rate for having patents granted has dramatically increased.