Tony V. Pezzano, Partner
Tony Pezzano is a partner in the New York offices of DLA Piper LLP (US). Tony has successfully tried numerous cases in federal district courts and the ITC involving technology innovation across a diverse range of industries. Tony has been lead counsel for brand pharmaceutical companies in over two dozen filed Hatch-Waxman cases during the past ten years involving antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, anticoagulant, and anti-organ transplant rejection drug products. Tony has also represented both Complainants and Respondents in ITC Section 337 investigations involving biologics, SeaDoos/WaveRunners, wireless communication devices, including mobile phones and tablets, computer routers and Segways/hoverboards. Few attorneys, if any, can match Tony’s record of obtaining both injunctions in Hatch-Waxman cases as well as exclusion and cease and desist orders in ITC Section 337 investigations. Tony is Past President (2009) of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association.
Aaron L.J. Pereira, Counsel
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
Aaron Pereira is a litigator and patent attorney, with a background in chemical & biomolecular engineering.
Aaron has several years of experience litigating and counseling in the life sciences space, with a special focus on Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA matters. He has managed large parallel litigation in federal district court and at the Patent Office, and has developed a deep understanding of the procedural and substantive interplay between such proceedings. He has been counsel to some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies, and regularly advises clients on matters of global patent strategy, market entry, and product competition. As a registered patent attorney, Aaron has prosecuted patents and rendered opinions in the life sciences space. He also has experience running large patent diligence reviews in support of acquisitions and financing.
Aaron is active in professional and affinity groups, and currently chairs the Patents Committee at the NYC Bar Association.