Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property - Pennsylvania


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What the team is known for Highly regarded intellectual property boutique with market-leading litigation and prosecution practices, offering a wide range of technical expertise in procurement, licensing and counseling. Client base stretches across a vast array of industries, including life sciences, telecoms and electronics.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"We have been very highly pleased with the work that they have done. They have worked very closely with us and have produced a work product that is of high value."

"On the litigation side they are the most knowledgeable and capable litigators of IP claims."

Work highlights Represented Frontline Technologies in a post grant review relating to a patent for a web-based tool designed to assist schools in finding substitute teachers.

Assisted Pride Mobility Products in asserting a number of patents for power wheelchair suspensions.

Notable practitioners  

Steven Rocci is highly valued by clients for his "great technical knowledge," and is well respected by peers. He recently led DealerSocket in a patent infringement suit in the automotive industry.

Dale Heist brings vast knowledge of patent infringements to the practice through his years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation.

John Donohue co-led the firm's representation of Frontline Technologies in a post grant review. He regularly assists clients in the computer software, electronics and telecommunications industries.

Joseph Lucci has garnered a strong reputation among peers for his work on patent litigation and prosecution. "Clients are very impressed with him. He is a very good attorney and a smart individual," said one interviewee.

Nancy Frandsen continues to impress peers and is particularly adept at working with clients on trademark and copyright matters. One source indicates: "She is a first-class trademark attorney and litigator."

Significant clients Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, SunGard, University of Pennsylvania, Crown Holdings.

Band 2 | Dechert LLP

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What the team is known for Offers particular expertise in pharmaceutical litigation for branded companies, as well as representing clients from the technology and telecommunications industries. Strong litigation department with an expansive reach, maintaining a true national and international presence.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have been outstanding in providing advice that is helpful to our business. They make it easy for the client."

Work highlights Represented Intellectual Ventures in two cases relating to claims of infringement of a number of patented technologies.

Worked with Anaheim Manufacturing Company on defending claims of patent infringement at the International Trade Commission.

Notable practitioners  

Kevin Flannery receives high praise from peers, one of whom describes him as "a top-notch IP litigator." He formed part of the team that assisted GlaxoSmithKline in litigation over perceived infringement of a patent relating to a nasal spray.

Department co-head Martin Black proves popular among clients, who say he is "very good at giving candid, practical and useful advice." He recently assisted Hitachi in enforcing a patent relating to computer monitors.

Glenn Gundersen maintains a strong client base, which includes L'Oréal, Zara and The Ivy League. He recently worked with the last of these on trademark infringement claims against a number of different companies.

Significant clients Apple, PepsiCo, Microsoft, WebMD, Endo Pharmaceuticals.

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What the team is known for Provides comprehensive expertise in patent and trademark prosecution across a range of industries, including technology and pharmaceuticals. Growing litigation practice with an international client base.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very good at giving advice on how to manage the process in terms of protecting our company and technology."

"Lots of depth and very responsive to our needs and requests."

Work highlights Assisted Oscar Heyman & Brothers in the defense against claims of copyright infringements relating to the manufacture and sale of jewelry.

Represented World Pac International in a patent prosecution before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Notable practitioners  

Martin Belisario gains particular praise from clients for his ability to "explain risks and remain practical." He maintains an established patent litigation practice and holds particular expertise in developing strategies for technology portfolios in patent prosecution.

The "very knowledgeable" Alan Nadel is well regarded by peers and has a wealth of expertise in advising clients on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patents.

Ronald Panitch is an established figure in the market for consultation work on patent and trademark issues.

Clark Jablon is highly regarded by clients for his patent prosecution work, with one noting: "Claim construction is a particular strength of his," adding that "he utilizes a collaborative style that is very effective at capturing the essence of our inventions."

William Schwarze recently acted for World Pac International in a patent prosecution at the US Patent and Trademark Office. He earns client praise for his "experience and good, comprehensive advice."

Significant clients Sumitomo Chemical, Munchkin, AMI Entertainment Network, Johnson & Johnson, Hamamatsu.

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What the team is known for Strong patent and trademark prosecution practice, with expertise in a range of industries, including life sciences, computer technology and consumer products.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"A deep technical bench of attorneys who are fluent in both patent law and extremely complex technical matters."

"Very strong technically and very responsive." 

Work highlights Worked with AXIS Communications on litigation to defend against claims of infringement of four patents.

Assisted Wi-LAN USA in three inter partes reviews referring to alleged infringement of two patents.

Notable practitioners  

Anthony Volpe gains praise from both clients and peers in the market. One client highlighted his impressive strategic approach, saying: "There is nothing more comforting than having your legal team be confident and stand behind their position without wavering, and he's never given us the cold shoulder." He recently represented Vishay Dale Electronics in litigation against alleged infringers of nine patents.

Significant clients Advanced Micro Devices, Artsana, Campagnolo, Schaeffler Technologies, Agrivida.

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What the team is known for Well-established litigation practice with growing experience of guiding clients through inter partes disputes. Particular expertise in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, representing a number of multinational health organizations.  

Work highlights Assisted Janssen Biotech in its defense against alleged infringements of patented antibodies contained in a drug to treat the skin disease psoriasis.

Defended Ethicon Endo-Surgery in an inter partes review over the alleged invalidity of a patent for surgical stapling technology.

Notable practitioners  

The "terrific" Dianne Elderkin enjoys a fine reputation in the market and has a wealth of experience acting for clients on biotechnology patent matters. "She is a first-class litigator," say interviewees. 

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Life Technologies, Anika Therapeutics, Noramco, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical.

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What the team is known for Broad IP boutique offering expertise in patents, trademarks and copyrights. Clients span a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Notable practitioners

Stellar performer Manny Pokotilow receives overwhelming praise from peers, one of whom indicates "there is nobody who is going to put the whole package together the way he does." Commentators regard Pokotilow as "the patriarch of IP law in Pennsylvania."

Stanley Cohen maintains an established market presence with a strong emphasis on copyright and trademark law.

Peers consider Martin Faigus to be "a very qualified and smart individual." He focuses his practice on patent and trademark prosecutions.

Robert Silver is highly regarded for his litigation work, representing national and international clients from the biomedical and mechanical industries, among others. 

Barry Stein has particular expertise in advising clients on information technology and internet-related patents and trademarks.

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What the team is known for Offers extensive knowledge of life sciences and biotechnology intellectual property matters. Strength in handling a wide range of IP services, covering patents, trademarks and copyrights.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They are very professional, but what I like most is how easy they are to work with. It is like they are part of my engineering team."

"They are well versed in patent law and do a great job of handling adversity."

Work highlights Acted for ORBCOMM in cases of alleged patent infringements relating to its monitoring systems.

Assisted Cloud Farm in an infringement case regarding a patent for the automotive industry.

Notable practitioners  

Gregory Lavorgna recently defended Streamlight in a patent infringement case. "He gives actionable recommendations and understands when to pursue tactical alternatives," say clients. 

The "very detail-oriented" Daniel Monaco has extensive experience preparing patent applications for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He regularly represents Thomas Jefferson University in patent prosecutions, as well as counseling on life sciences.

Robert Cannuscio is well respected by clients and peers in the market. He recently assisted National Diversified Sales with the intellectual property aspects of its acquisition of KBI Industries.

Significant clients Urban Outfitters, Temple University, VWR International, Globus Medical, Vertis.

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What the team is known for Broad-based IP practice with deep industry knowledge and the ability to deal with complex patent matters. Full-service firm with a wealth of experience advising clients on trademark portfolios and copyright infringements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are always professional and always timely, and any person that you deal with there will be of a high caliber."

"They are very professional with us and any other organization we would be working with. They handled the matters very well."

Work highlights Represented Biogen on a series of clearance projects in the pharmaceutical industry.

Worked with Sheetz on a dispute with Doctor's Associates involving the branding of footlong sandwiches.

Notable practitioners  

Roberta Jacobs-Meadway is held in high regard for her knowledge of trademark and copyright issues. "She has a fantastic reputation as a real advocate for her clients and has really established a marquee practice," said one interviewee, while clients enthuse that "she is very professional and always has our best interests as a company in mind."

Richard Peirce focuses on copyright and trademark matters, with extensive knowledge of cyberspace and e-commerce problems.

Significant clients Spencer Gifts, Aetna, Lane Bryant, Ames True Temper, University of Pittsburgh.

Band 3 | K&L Gates

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What the team is known for International, full-service firm with a strong emphasis on IP litigation and significant depth across the department. Regularly counsels companies on patent applications, trademark registrations and portfolio management.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They are extraordinarily responsive and give fantastic client service."

"I have an extremely high opinion of the firm. They are very professional."

Work highlights Represented Carnegie Mellon University in a patent infringement action involving data detection methods from magnetic media.

Acted for Procter & Gamble in trademark infringement claims surrounding the development of a high-end dermatological product.

Notable practitioners  

James Kyper has an established IP litigation practice, with proficiency in patents, trademarks and copyrights across a range of different industries.

The "outstanding and very responsive" Patrick McElhinny earns particular praise from clients for his skills in the courtroom, with one commenting: "His cross-examination of the defendant's technical expert was incredible."

Significant clients Morgan Stanley, M&T Bank, Allegheny Technologies, World Wrestling Entertainment.

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What the team is known for Well-rounded department that advises clients on a broad spectrum of IP-related matters. Strong litigation and prosecution practices with proficiency across patent, trademark and copyright law.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very experienced and helpful."

Work highlights Assisted CertainTeed in a patent dispute over a piping device for irrigation systems.

Notable practitioners  

Kelly Tillery has an impressive reputation among peers, who noted that "he is a top-notch litigator in the IP space." He recently represented Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in a dispute regarding a patent for HIV test technology.

Mark DeLuca has diverse industry experience, working with clients from backgrounds ranging from biotechnological to pharmaceutical. He has particular proficiency in advising companies on patent protection and strategies.

Paul Kennedy serves as chair of the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice and is highly regarded for his work on both the defense and prosecution of trademarks.

Significant clients TYCO Integrated Security, AVG Technologies, Comcast, CoActive Technologies, IPC Technologies.

Band 3 | RatnerPrestia

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What the team is known for Widely respected IP boutique operating from Valley Forge with a strong track record in advising companies on IP transactions, portfolio management and enforcement. Established IP litigation practice, working with clients from a range of industries such as electronics, biotechnology and software.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"They are very serious about their preparation and prosecution." 

Notable practitioners  

Benjamin Leace is an established patent litigator in the market and also has expertise in representing clients in trademark, copyright and trade secrets matters.

Kenneth Nigon has a wealth of experience advising companies on intellectual property issues relating to electronics, and regularly works with clients on sophisticated patent applications.

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What the team is known for Combines active patent prosecution with high-stakes IP litigation. Offers particular experience in handling IP licensing disputes for pharmaceutical companies, as well as significant trademark portfolios.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have a lot of experience and thereby have developed good expertise in intellectual property matters."

"They litigate effectively but always with an eye toward doing what is in their clients' best interests."

Work highlights Guided Kenexa in a number of infringement cases relating to a patent for career locator technology.

Represented American Board of Internal Medicine in bringing two copyright infringement actions to court relating to the copying and distribution of examination questions.

Notable practitioners  

Lynn Rzonca is considered to be a "strong player" in the IP legal market and focuses her practice on patent trademark and trade secrets litigation.

Robert Baron is praised by clients for his abilities in the courtroom, with one noting: "He has good sense and judgment about litigation strategy" and "can work well with the opposing counsel to come up with a resolution that is effective and in his and everyone's clients' best interests." Baron has recently worked with Kenexa on a series of patent infringement cases.

Hara Jacobs led the firm's representation of the American Board of Internal Medicine in its copyright infringement litigation. She is held in high regard by clients, who state that "she is extremely knowledgeable, gives practical advice and is a staunch and effective advocate."

Significant clients L Brands, Applegate Farms.

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What the team is known for Full-service firm offering a range of IP services, from portfolio management and licensing agreements to litigation. Offers deep expertise across the biotechnical, chemical and electrical industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have an unbelievable knowledge of our industry and are able to take a look at and deconstruct products. That alone has been invaluable."

"Their work has been of a very high caliber and the execution has been very good. They are very solid and consistent performers."

Work highlights Represented Pitt Ohio Express in its defense against claims of patent infringement.

Acted for Black Box Corporation and BB Technologies on a series of trademark oppositions.

Notable practitioners  

Lynn Alstadt maintains an excellent reputation among clients, who enthuse that "he is very thorough and very detailed." He has extensive experience across a range of IP matters, working with companies from the chemical, medical and computer industries, among others.

"Very detail-oriented" associate Ralph Fischer is establishing a strong reputation among clients, who commend his approach to client relations: "He is of a friendly nature, open and always able to answer questions."

Significant clients PQ Corporation, Duquesne University, PNC Bank, Potters Industries, Ductmate Industries.

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What the team is known for Deep patent prosecution practice, and extensive experience defending clients in IP litigation. Full-service firm offering a national and global reach.

What's new? David Wolfsohn and Aleksander Goranin joined the firm as partners from Woodcock Washburn.

Work highlights Assisted Saint-Gobain on an inventorship dispute and a trademark opposition proceeding.

Represented Bambeco in a dispute regarding the use of an international trademark for baby products.  

Notable practitioners  

Peter Cronk recently worked with Bambeco on an international trademark dispute and has a great deal of experience in litigation, as well as counseling clients on patent, trademark and copyright matters.

David Wolfsohn recently joined the firm from Woodcock Washburn and focuses his practice on litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark issues. He is regarded by commentators as being "extraordinarily good" and "very effective."

The "very bright" Aleksander Goranin is a recent recruit from Woodcock Washburn. He is developing an outstanding reputation among peers in the market, with a focus on patent, trademark and copyright litigation.

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What the team is known for Offer capabilities ranging from patent litigation across industries such as biotechnology and computer science, to trademark enforcement. Proficient at handling IP management portfolios and strategy for medium to large private companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"While the case itself has been complex, working with Flaster Greenberg has made it much easier. We've developed a collegial relationship, and the firm's administrative staff is terrific as well."

Work highlights Represented Members 1st Federal Credit Union in a trademark dispute.

Worked with Greene, Tweed of Delaware on the drafting and prosecution of a series of patents regarding semiconductor materials, sealing and specialty elastomers. 

Notable practitioners  

Jordan LaVine regularly works with The New York Times on the management of its trademark portfolios. He has a strong trademark and copyright practice, with extensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry and internet disputes.

Lynda Calderone can frequently draw upon her extensive experience of advising clients in the chemical engineering industry. She assisted Henry Company in handling a series of patent applications in the field of construction products and emulsion chemistry.

The "very responsive and efficient" Abbe Fletman is held in high regard by her clients, one of whom enthuses: "She gives practical advice that makes business, financial and legal sense." Fletman focuses her practice on copyright, trademark and patent litigation.

Significant clients American Standard Brands, ALM Media, The Northface Apparel, The Vanguard Group.

Band 4 | Reed Smith LLP

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What the team is known for Established patent and trademark practice, handling both transactional IP and litigation. Has a global reach, representing clients from a range of industries including life sciences, consumer products and electronics.

Work highlights Represented GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in multiple IP matters relating to nicotine replacement therapy products.

Worked with The Fred Rogers Company on a number of IP licensing transactions. 

Notable practitioners  

Frederick Colen has a wealth of knowledge of patent, copyright and trademarks that he has developed both in private practice and from his previous experience working within the pharmaceuticals industry.

Significant clients Altair Eyewear, Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Accuray, MSD Consumer Care.

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What the team is known for Pittsburgh-based boutique with capabilities ranging from patent prosecution and trademark portfolio management to IP litigation. US and international IP knowledge, with a client base from the chemical, life science and electrical industries, among others.

Notable practitioners  

Richard Byrne has an excellent reputation among peers, who say "he has a great practice" and is "very thoughtful and experienced." He maintains a broad practice, including counseling clients on patent and trademark issues, as well as litigation.

Clients can rely on Kent Baldauf's deep experience handling patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as his expert technical knowledge, having previously worked as a metallurgical engineer.

John McIlvaine is proficient across patents and trademarks, covering prosecution, enforcement and litigation. He is also a certified arbitrator and regularly counsels clients on international intellectual property matters.

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The "very knowledgeable" Paul Beck of Beck & Thomas, PC is highly regarded by peers as "one of the deans of the IP Bar." He has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator, and in prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights.

"Great communicator" Camille Miller is cochair of Cozen O'Connor's intellectual property department. She receives widespread praise from clients, who highlight "her responsiveness, dedication to her clients and her pragmatic, business-focused advice."

Barry Cohen of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) focuses on IP and trade secret litigation. He represents clients across a range of industries, including manufacturing and technology.

Kathryn Doyle of Saul Ewing LLP brings vast experience of life sciences to the firm's IP practice, having worked previously as a molecular biologist. Clients say "she is very insightful," with one source adding: "She has a perfect technical background. Clients value her expertise and ability to get results."

Stephen Driscoll of Saul Ewing LLP recently represented MarketSource in its defense against an allegation of patent infringement relating to a website's data organization. Clients note that "his presentation is always professional, fair and reasonable."

Kevin Casey chairs Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP's intellectual property and IP litigation practices. He regularly counsels clients on US and international patent preparation and prosecution, as well as trademark matters.

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