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Liza Hadley

Associate / Boston


Liza Hadley is an associate in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. Previously, she was a technical specialist at the firm, where she prosecuted patent applications and assisted with trademark matters.

Prior to law school, Liza was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She reviewed patent applications in the field of internal combustion engine control systems for compliance with statutory requirements and novelty, performed prior art searches, and conducted interviews with applicants. 

During law school, Liza was treasurer for the BU Law Student Government Association, the alumni liaison for the Intellectual Property Law Society, and a member of the Women’s Law Association and Jewish Law Students Association. Liza received the second prize in the Boston Patent Law Association’s annual writing competition for her paper “The Patent Uncertainty Problem: Can the Judiciary Effectively Curb the Cost of Indefinite Claims?”



  • Globe Composite Solutions, LLC

    Nutter served as sole legal advisor to Globe Composite Solutions, LLC (Globe), a navy submarine supplier, in its acquisition by ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), a global provider of highly engineered products and solutions to diverse and growing end-markets that include the aerospace, space, healthcare, wireless, consumer electronics, electric utility, and renewable energy industries. 

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Boston University School of Law, J.D
University of Virginia, B.S., Mechanical Engineering


  • Massachusetts 
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Earlier in her career, Liza was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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