Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman Strengthens, Expands Patent Group

NEW YORK - Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, a boutique New York-based law firm known for its intellectual property and litigation abilities, announced that it has expanded its Patent Group.

Anastasia Zhadina has been elected as a shareholder of CLL, effective Aug. 1, 2010. Zhadina was awarded her BS degree in Chemistry by SUNY Stony Brook, and her JD degree by Brooklyn Law School. She began her patent law career at Robin, Blecker & Daley, which merged with Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman in 2004. In addition to her experience on the patentability, prosecution and enforcement of patents in the United States and abroad, she also has handled trademark prosecution, and the enforcement of domain name rights, has taught classes on patent law and has co-written a part of a treatise on patent law.

The CLL Patent Group also has hired a new associate, Yelena Morozova. Morozova was awarded her BS and MS degrees in Applied Mathematics by Moscow State University, and her JD and LLM degrees, magna cum laude, by Franklin Pierce Law Center. She previously served as a judicial clerk intern for Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and worked on patent matters at Patterson & Sheridan and Wall & Tong.

Last year, CLL hired Steven D. Underwood, who has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, and previously worked in the patent groups at Pennie & Edmonds and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

The scientific and technical backgrounds of members of the CLL Patent Group include electronics, electrical and mechanical engineering, computer hardware and software, and materials science.