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On the Record / Sept. 30, 2015

Hires/Honors Promotions

Hurwitz & Fine’s members Andrea Schillaci and Kevin J. Zanner have joined the firm’s board of directors. Schillaci heads the firm’s business litigation department. Zanner is a member of the firm’s business, commercial real estate and economic development practice groups.

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LaBella Associates appointed Bryan Morlock an electrical designer/drafter for the buildings engineering division, in the Buffalo office. Morlock has more than seven years of experience that includes low- and medium-voltage power distribution projects, exterior and interior lighting projects. Also, the firm named Jeffrey S. Nagle a senior mechanical engineer for the buildings engineering division. Nagle has more than 33 years of engineering and construction industry experience in building plumbing and HVAC systems.

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Richard J. Harrison, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Financial Institutions Inc., the parent company of Five Star Bank, will retire effective March 31, 2016. Harrison was promoted to COO of the Warsaw-based bank in 2012, after joining in 2003.

Company Connections

Goldberg Segalla was named one of the best law firms serving the insurance and reinsurance community by the Intelligent Insurer for the third consecutive year. Goldberg Segalla scored just three-tenths of a point below the highest score, and was the highest-ranked U.S.-based firm. The awards are based on scoring from a two-part survey of insurance and reinsurance professionals and executives worldwide, with more than 500 respondents participating.

Contributing

Tyson Foods and Delaware North partnered to donate a truckload of chicken to the Food Bank of Western New York. The donated food will be distributed to on-site feeding agencies. The Food Bank of Western New York provides food and services through 326 member agencies in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

Patents

Title: Display screen with graphical user interface

No.: D737,302

Inventors: LaManna, Michael Henry (Williamsville); Barcheck, Lindsey R. (Seattle, Wash.); Trabona, Denise Michele (Seattle, Wash.)

Assignee: Microsoft Corp. (Redmond, Wash.)

Date issued: Aug. 25, 2015

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Title: Humanized neuraminidase antibody and methods of use thereof

No.: 9,115,201

Inventors: Mett, Vadim (Elma); Yusibov, Vidadi (Havertown, Pa.); Shoji, Yoko (Wilmington, Del.)

Assignee: iBio Inc. (Newark, Del.)

Date issued: Aug. 25, 2015