Gene K. Landy


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Gene K. Landy is a shareholder of the law firm of Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, P.C. His practice is concentrated on companies in digital technologies and media. Mr. Landy is Chair of the firm’s Technology Business Group. Gene is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Law School.

Gene is the author of an entrepreneur’s guide to digital technology and media law, published by Elsevier in June 2008. The book, called The IT/Digital Legal Companion, is available on (including a Kindle edition) and other online book selling sites.

Gene handles domestic and international transactions for high technology businesses, from start-ups to publicly traded companies. Gene has represented companies in
software, web technologies, cloud services, mobile applications, integrated circuits, data analytics, photovoltaics, telecommunications technology, digital entertainment, IT hardware, e-commerce, games, and other technology fields. His work includes licensing, intellectual property, technology transfer, business sales and acquisitions, and investments.

Gene is active in mentoring startup and emerging technology companies, including participation as a volunteer mentor in the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the MIT
Enterprise Forum Smart Mentoring Program, and the Mass Challenge competition.

Gene frequently lectures on legal topics. Gene is also the author of an earlier layperson’s guide to software law entitled The Software Developer’s and Marketer’s Legal Companion, published by Addison-Wesley in the fall of 1993, as well as various articles on technology law.


  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Science and Technology Sections
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Technology Law Association
  • MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge
  • Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
  • Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX)
  • TiE-Boston


  • 2004, 2006 - 2010, 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyer


  • January 6, 2009
    COMSNETS 2009 Business Track, Bangalore, India, Co-Chair and Session Moderator. 
  • November 6, 2008
    General Counsel Group Luncheon, Waltham, MA, Presentation on Legal Issues in Software-as-a-Service and Cloud Computing.
  • October 28, 2008, 12 noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific.
    Microsoft Webinar on "Your Startup and the Law," part of the Microsoft ISV Innovation "Startup 101" Webcast Series. 
  • October 15, 2008
    SaaS University, San Francisco, CA, presentation on "Developing SaaS Terms of Service Agreements."  For more information, see
  • September 26, 2008
    MCLE Distributing, Licensing and Pricing Software and Other High Technologies
  • June 21, 2008
    Gene Landy & Amy Mastrobattista present at the TiE SRA Leadership Workshop
  • June 18, 2008
    Gene Landy speaks at Softletter's SaaS University Seminar
  • June 10, 2008
    Gene Landy moderates Mass Technology Leadership Council Panel on SaaS Partnering and Platforms
  • January 8, 2008
    Gene Landy Co-Chairs COMSWARE Business 2008 (Comsbiz), Bangalore, India and moderates Mobile VAS for India and the World
  • January 9 and 10, 2007
    Gene Landy Co-Chairs COMSWARE Business 2007 (Comsbiz), Bangalore, India & moderates Venture Capital panel
  • July 24 - 26, 2006
    Gene Landy speaks at IQPC's Software Asset Managment Conference in Chicago
  • January 9 and 10, 2006
    COMSWARE Business 2006 (Comsbiz), New Delhi, India & IPR Panel - Co-Chair, Moderator, Presenter
  • November 15, 2005
    Gene Landy Presents at Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) on Buyer's View of IP in the M&A Deal
  • September 20 and 21, 2005
    MCLE Basics Plus: Intellectual Property
  • March 23, 2005
    North Shore High Technology Council (NSTC) IP Presenter regarding Security and IT: Phishers, Spammers and Spies, OH MY!
  • February 16, 2005
    North Shore High Technology Council (NSTC) IP Program
  • September 24, 2004
    Gene Landy Speaks at MA Software and Internet Council (now part of Masschusetts Technology Leadership Council) regarding IP/IT Licences in Financings and M&As
  • July 8 and 9, 2004
    Gene Landy Speaks at IFCLA Conference on issues in Global IT Law in Oxford, England (presentation on open source software with Dinant T. L. Oosterbaan)
  • April 16 - 18, 2004 
    Gene Landy Presents on Open Source at MSI Technology, Innovation and IP Forum in Toronto, Canada
  • September 26 and 27, 2003
    MCLE Basics Plus: Intellectual Property
  • September 30 and October 1, 2002 
    RIW Attorneys Speak on Intellectual Property Basics at MCLE
  • September 9, 2002 
    Gene Landy Speaks on software issues for Irish Software Association in Dublin, Ireland
  • March 21, 2002
    Gene Landy speaks at MA Software and Internet Council (now part of Massachusetss Technology Leadership Council) regarding Legal Issues of Data Security
  • January 16, 2000
    Gene Landy presents on Application Service Provider legal Issues at Lotusphere 2000