Giulio DeConti and James Velema Obtain 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers Recognition


BOSTON (Oct. 23, 2015) – Super Lawyers recently announced that Lathrop Gage Partners Giulio DeConti and James Velema were selected among the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, respectively, for their Intellectual Property practices.

As Chair of the Intellectual Property Division and Partner in Charge of the Boston office, DeConti has more than 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property law. He specializes in intellectual property strategy in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. DeConti works interactively with clients to build strong patent portfolios that protect the commercialization of biological, pharmaceutical, and chemical products and related technologies.

Velema focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence and opinion work in all areas of biotechnology, including biologic therapies, research tools, screening assays, bioprocessing and purification. He represents clients in the fields of RNA silencing and antibody technology and assists a wide variety of clients ranging from start-ups and emerging biotechnology companies to large academic research institutions and Fortune 500 biotechnology companies.

A Thomson Reuters business, Super Lawyers is a rating service that is based on peer nominations that are supported by interviews, independent research, data verification and good-standing review. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in a given state or region are named Super Lawyers; 2.5 percent qualify as Rising Stars. 

About Lathrop Gage:
Lathrop Gage has 320 attorneys nationwide serving clients in the areas of litigation, intellectual property and business. The firm’s intellectual property practice has more than 80 practitioners including attorneys with advanced degrees in a number of scientific fields; former patent and trademark examiners with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and individuals recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America® and Managing Intellectual Property. For more information, visit