DLA Piper announced today that Larissa Park has joined the firm's growing Intellectual Property and Technology practice as a partner in the Boston office.
Park has worked with a wide array of clients, from startups to publicly traded companies, with a focus on semiconductor devices and processing, Internet-based technologies, and financial and business methods. She has written and prosecuted a range of patent applications relating to nanotechnology, silicon processing for displays and solar applications, light-emitting diodes, battery systems, optical systems, cellular networks, computer databases, options trading, solid state devices and wireless positioning systems.
"With an impressive background managing intellectual property matters, Larissa will be a terrific addition to our team," said John Allcock, global co-chair and US co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice. "She has counseled companies of all sizes, and her deep knowledge of the technology sector will enhance offerings to our clients and strengthen our presence in Boston's developing market and beyond."
Park also has litigated patents in US district courts and the Federal Circuit, and has counseled on dozens of petitions for Inter Partes Review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her addition follows the arrival of patent prosecutor Mike McGurk and patent litigator Michael Strapp as partners in the firm's Boston office in the past year.
"Larissa's extensive work with technology companies will complement the talent we've added recently," said John Rattigan, managing partner of DLA Piper's Boston office. "She has a great reputation in the Northeast and across the country and will bolster our Corporate practice in addition to our IPT and patent prosecution team."
Park joins DLA Piper from Wilmer Hale in Boston, where she served as counsel in the firm's IP practice group. She is involved in a number of local organizations and events serving entrepreneurs, including the MassChallenge, the Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition, and the Harvard Business School's Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.
Park received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and her B.A. in Physics from Cornell University.