Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property - Pennsylvania


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What the team is known for Highly respected practice with deep expertise in the full range of IP matters. Handles prosecution, litigation and transactional mandates for high-profile clients from a range of industries including technology and life sciences. Noted in particular for its patent expertise.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"If you are looking for size and technical expertise, I would say that Baker & Hostetler are the best in the city."

"They are very good at taking the initiative to press our position."

What's new? Baker & Hostetler merged with respected Pennsylvania-based IP boutique Woodcock Washburn.

Work highlights Defended Microsoft against a patent infringement claim brought by Luciano F. Paone concerning data security and encryption technologies.

Represented Pride Mobility Products in patent infringement claims against Permobil relating to power wheelchairs for the disabled.

Notable practitioners  

Dale Heist is particularly respected for his expertise in patent litigation and often acts as lead counsel to Microsoft. One source compliments him for being a "very creative patent attorney who is very sensitive to clients' business needs."

John Donohue has significant IP litigation expertise. He is noted in particular for his role in advising high technology clients within industries such as telecommunications, software and electronics.

Nancy Frandsen is recognized for her trademark and copyright work. She is particularly active in advising on portfolio management and enforcement proceedings, with one source describing her as a "tough, experienced leader."

Joseph Lucci is praised for his strength in patent litigation and prosecution, particularly as it relates to the life sciences and pharmaceuticals areas. He is noted for being "very knowledgeable and adept in handling matters in the patent office."

Steven Rocci is "a leading practitioner in the field" of complex patent litigation, regularly acting for major technology companies. Sources praise him for being "very creative." 

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, SAP, The Weather Channel, National Institutes of Health.

Band 2 | Dechert LLP

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What the team is known for International practice offering expertise in the whole roster of intellectual property matters. Particularly noted for its expertise in trademark searching and clearance matters, and complex patent litigation within the electronics and pharmaceuticals industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are very good technical lawyers, but also very skilled, aggressive litigators."

"They don't look at things from a local perspective. They have a truly worldwide approach." 

Work highlights Filed numerous claims of patent infringement on behalf of Intellectual Ventures II claiming that several cell phone operators infringed 16 telecommunications patents.

Acted on behalf of Hitachi and its licensing agent Modis in relation to patent enforcement litigation concerning its television and monitor technology.

Notable practitioners  

Martin Black cochairs the firm's IP team and is a well-respected trial lawyer with experience in an array of intellectual property litigation. He is particularly noted for his expertise in computer-related litigation and sources note that "his approach and knowledge from the technical side is fantastic."

Glenn Gundersen is praised for his expertise in counseling a variety of clients on trademark and copyright matters. Commentators praise him for being "very practical and pragmatic in his approach."

Kevin Flannery is experienced in representing clients in a broad range of patent and trade secret disputes within a range of technological areas. One source notes "he is very good at simplifying technical issues so that the client can understand them."

Significant clients Apple, Microsoft, Monster Worldwide, Boston Scientific Corporation, L'Oréal.

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What the team is known for Boutique IP practice which receives particular praise for its patent prosecution work. Well respected for its role advising clients from the electronics and computer science industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have some top-notch technology people and their advocacy in the jury trial was excellent."

Notable practitioners  

Anthony Volpe is experienced in advising clients on strategic IP issues. His expertise ranges from patent and trademark prosecution to transactional due diligence. Sources describe him as a "quality guy who is very knowledgeable." 

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What the team is known for Noted for representing clients in complex patent infringement litigation. Highlighted for its expertise in the life sciences industry in relation to a range of technologies, including biological and medical devices.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)   

"They have excellent trial teams with good depth both in terms of their legal skills and technical expertise. They work well together and with business clients. They give good, practical, business-oriented advice."

Work highlights Successfully acted for Janssen Biotech in defending a patent infringement lawsuit against AbbVie concerning Janssen's new psoriasis drug.

Represented life sciences company Life Technologies in a patent infringement lawsuit against Unisone Strategic. This concerned Life Technologies' Life's Supply Center Management System software.

Notable practitioners  

"Phenomenal litigator" Dianne Elderkin receives praise for her involvement in patent infringement cases. One client notes "she has a very nice manner about her - judges like her and juries like her."

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Noramco, Anika Therapeutics, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical.

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What the team is known for Intellectual property boutique offering a comprehensive array of services. Advises clients from a variety of industries including biotechnology and electronics.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"It has a good, solid, business-oriented focus."  

Notable practitioners  

Martin Faigus is experienced in advising clients on patent and trademark prosecution, transactional issues and IP litigation. He has expertise in a number of technical industries including chemicals and medical devices.

"Experienced litigator" Stanley Cohen has a deep breadth of intellectual property expertise and is praised for his tenacious approach to advocacy.

Manny Pokotilow is respected for his broad IP litigation practice. He is described as the "dean of Pennsylvania's intellectual property bar" and is praised for "his range of experience, the depth of his knowledge and his business-oriented approach." 

Barry Stein is noted for his "terrific reputation" for patent prosecution work in the information technology sector. He is also experienced in trademark matters and has advised on due diligence matters relating to corporate acquisitions.

Robert Silver chairs the firm's litigation team and is well regarded for his role in representing clients in disputes involving a range of technical industries including pharmaceuticals, chemical and biomedical.

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What the team is known for Offers expertise in a breadth of intellectual property matters including patent procurement and trademark clearance as well as IP litigation. Active in representing clients within a number of industries including life sciences and biotechnology.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are a very good multidisciplinary group." 

"They are mindful of letting us know about the costs of different routes."

Work highlights Advised Scandia Plastics on intellectual property relating to its acquisition of Paradigm Packaging. This included due diligence matters and the negotiation of contracts such as license agreements.

Acted on behalf of Cloud Farm in Cloud Farm v Volkswagen Group of America. This is a patent infringement dispute concerning tilt control devices for vehicles.

Notable practitioners  

Gregory Lavorgna offers expertise to a variety of clients including individual inventors and established corporations. He is respected for his broad intellectual property experience and advises on issues ranging from patent infringement to trademark availability.

Robert Cannuscio has a broad IP practice with expertise in matters ranging from prosecution to technology licensing. Clients particularly appreciate his experience handling mechanical engineering issues. Sources describe him as "very efficient, up front and forthcoming."

Daniel Monaco is recognized for his patent prosecution ability. He is particularly noted for his prowess in chemistry and biotechnology applications and regularly acts for a range of academic and business clients.

Significant clients Urban Outfitters, Temple University, VWR International, Thomas Jefferson University, The Hilliard Corporation, Vertis.

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What the team is known for Broad practice receiving particular praise for its trademark and copyright expertise. Houses an active patent team with strength in a variety of industries including biotechnology and retail.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are reasonably priced and have a wide range of expertise." 

Work highlights Advised Michael Todd True Organics on matters relating to comparative advertising.

Acted for Drexel University in relation to its rebranding program. This included working on the protection of trademarks.  

Notable practitioners  

The "wonderful" Roberta Jacobs-Meadway receives a great deal of praise for her trademark and copyright expertise. She has experience in matters ranging from licensing to litigation. Sources appreciate her ability to "get things done very quickly and efficiently."

Richard Peirce regularly advises on trademark and copyright matters and is particularly praised for his "extensive knowledge of e-commerce and cyberspace issues."

Significant clients Biogen-Idec, Spencer Gifts, Aetna, Celgene, Ames True Temper.

Band 3 | K&L Gates

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What the team is known for Pittsburgh-based practice offering a diverse array of expertise in trademark, patent and trade secret litigation. Also noted for its significant presence in patent prosecution work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are strong because of the breadth of their experience and the breadth of their practice."

Notable practitioners  

The "very knowledgeable" James Kyper is particularly well regarded for his expertise in patent and trademark litigation. He has experience advising clients in an array of industries.

Patrick McElhinny is particularly well respected for his expertise in patent litigation having been involved in a number of high-profile cases. He also handles copyright and trademark disputes.

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What the team is known for Well regarded for its expertise in patent prosecution and transactional matters. Also noted for its growing presence in IP litigation and its work in sectors ranging from software to pharmaceuticals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I would rate their technical knowledge and their attention to detail highly."

Notable practitioners  

Martin Belisario "is a well-regarded practitioner in the Philadelphia IP community." He primarily focuses on patent litigation and has particular expertise in mechanical technology.

Clark Jablon is well versed in all the stages of patent prosecution and has a practice that is heavily focused on software patents. One client notes "we are continually pleased by his ability to grasp specific concepts and create claims language that is appropriately broad."

Alan Nadel comes recognized for his expertise in patent prosecution and is particularly noted for his knowledge of the chemical and mechanical industries. Clients appreciate that "he is very detail-oriented and has been very successful at prosecuting patents."

Ronald Panitch "is very good at developing strategy for patent portfolios." He is widely respected for his consultative work on patent matters. 

William Schwarze is well recognized for his patent practice and highlighted for his chemical and medical industry expertise. He also advises clients on foreign patent matters.

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

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What the team is known for Comprehensive practice with experience in patent and trademark matters. Particularly regarded for its expertise in litigation. Regularly acts in prosecution matters with a heavy focus on the healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They provide top-notch lawyering at extremely reasonable prices."

"They are very proactive in helping us to navigate through minefields."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Bike Alert in Bike Alert v Sports. This was a trademark case concerning numerous oppositions and cancellations of registrations.

Acted on behalf of CertainTeed in relation to a $60 million trade secret dispute against Atwood.

Notable practitioners  

Mark DeLuca is well respected for his expertise in patent prosecution and infringement matters. He is highlighted for his technical knowledge in biotechnology and other related industries.  

Paul Kennedy cochairs the firm's IP practice litigation team and is well regarded for his involvement in the full range of matters relating to trademarks, trade secrets and copyright. Clients appreciate him for his "very sharp business acumen."

"First rate" IP litigator Kelly Tillery has extensive experience in trademark disputes and is developing a reputation for his involvement in noncompete and trade secret cases.

Significant clients TYCO Integrated Security, AVG Technologies, B. Braun Medical, CoActive Technologies, Comcast.

Band 3 | RatnerPrestia

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What the team is known for Widely recognized for its representation of technology companies in patent prosecution matters. Also noted for its expertise in trademarks and its focus on representing midmarket corporations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are an excellent firm for patent prosecution." 

"They have a very nice hi-tech practice." 

Notable practitioners  

Benjamin Leace has extensive experience representing clients in patent and trademark litigation. He is praised for being "very client-attentive."

Kenneth Nigon is widely regarded for his deep expertise in patent prosecution matters. One source notes: "when it comes to the patent side, Ken is really one of the go-to guys in the community." 

Band 3 | Reed Smith LLP

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What the team is known for Broad intellectual property practice able to leverage an extensive international presence. Offers expertise to clients in a diverse range of industry sectors including chemicals, life sciences and retail.

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Highmark in a patent dispute with Allcare Health Management.

Acted on behalf of Taiwanese company Fivetech Technology in a trademark and patent infringement dispute.

Notable practitioners  

Frederick Colen is a well-respected IP litigator with experience in patent, copyright and trademark disputes. Market sources acknowledge him as a highly competent and knowledgeable attorney.

Significant clients Nintendo of America, Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Accuray, Canon USA, Acme International Enterprises.

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What the team is known for Acts for clients in an array of patent, copyright and trademark disputes. Also advises on patent portfolio matters. Provides expertise in a range of technical industries including electronics and biotechnology.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They have developed an intimate knowledge of our business and used that knowledge to provide us with the best advice." 

"They understand the pressure we are under from the business and get back to us quickly when we need direction."

Work highlights Successfully acted on behalf of the American Board of Internal Medicine in a dispute with Sarah Von Muller concerning alleged copyright infringement and confidentiality breaches.  

Notable practitioners  

Hara Jacobs is well regarded for her trademark litigation practice. She also has expertise in advising on global branding and enforcement strategy. Clients appreciate her dedication to their interests.

Robert Baron is described by sources as "an absolute gentleman and professional, who is a great litigator." His experience encompasses a range of IP disputes including patent, trademark and copyright cases.

Lynn Rzonca has extensive expertise in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation. Clients appreciate that she can "offer strategic guidance that is intrinsically woven with high-quality legal advice."

Significant clients Limited Brands, American Board of Internal Medicine, NASDAQ OMX Group, Commonwealth Edison Company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 

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What the team is known for Established patent and trademark practice, advising on litigation, transactions and prosecution. Offers a breadth of technical expertise in areas such as biomedical devices, biotechnology and chemical products.

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Mid-Atlantic Technology in relation to a complaint regarding trademark infringement arising from the company's use of the acronym MATRIC.

Assisted Groupe SEB with acquiring an injunction against Euro-Pro to prevent the company from continuing its comparative advertisement campaign involving Rowenta steam irons. 

Notable practitioners  

Lynn Alstadt has expertise in an array of IP matters including trademark, patent and unfair competition issues. He frequently counsels companies from industries ranging from e-commerce to biotechnology.

Associate Ralph Fischer acts for clients from a diverse variety of technical industries. His experience includes trademark and patent litigation and opposition proceedings.

Significant clients Knoll, PQ Corporation, Duquesne University, PNC Bank, Biotronik.

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What the team is known for Offers a range of services in trademark and patent litigation, and prosecution matters. Acts for clients from the healthcare and education sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The quality of the work both in terms of depositions and arguments was very well delivered."

"They provide excellent service in a cost-effective manner on a timely basis."

Work highlights Represented SignatureMD in a trademark dispute with Signature Healthcare. This concerned allegations regarding a consent agreement.

Acted on behalf of Adhezion Biomedical in an inventorship dispute with Azevedo.

Notable practitioners  

Peter Cronk has a wealth of expertise in registering and litigating patents and trademarks. He is "what you would look for in an IP attorney," with sources complimenting him for his ability to understand and explain both the technical and legal aspects of matters.  

Aleksander Goranin is highlighted as a rising star in the IP litigation space. He handles an array of IP cases involving a number of technical industries and is described as an "excellent communicator, writer and theorist."

David Wolfsohn handles a range of IP litigation. He is praised for being "absolutely fearless in discovery and the courtroom," and for having "terrific relationships with federal judges."

Significant clients ZS Associates, NorProp.

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What the team is known for Interdisciplinary IP group noted for its prowess in prosecution and transactional matters. Advises clients from a variety of industries including biotechnology and media.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They are a very professional firm who are always very responsive."

"They are very good value for money." 

Work highlights Acted on behalf of American Standards Brands in relation to prosecution of a number of patents concerning plumbing fixtures and sanitary wear.

Continued to handle The New York Times Company's worldwide trademark portfolio matters, including advice on trademark clearance and enforcement.

Notable practitioners  

Jordan LaVine receives praise for his knowledge of trademark law. His clients include a range of public and private companies. Sources praise him for being "very level-headed and even-keeled."

Lynda Calderone has depth of experience across a range of patent matters and is noted in particular for her expertise in chemicals. She is complimented for "her breadth of experience and ability to make very complicated things clear."

Significant clients Greene, ALM Media, Henry Company, The Northface Apparel Company, The Vanguard Shop. 

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What the team is known for Boutique Pittsburgh practice with experience in trademark, copyright and patent law. Provides technical expertise to companies from a number of sectors, including chemicals and life sciences.

Notable practitioners  

"Leading practitioner" Richard Byrne has a broad patent and trademark practice, with sources particularly highlighting his expertise in patent prosecution.

Kent Baldauf "knows his way around what is required in big technology and patent litigation." He is also experienced in trademark and copyright matters and is able to leverage deep technical knowledge, having previously been a metallurgical engineer.

John McIlvaine is praised for being a "solid litigator who knows what he is doing in a courtroom." He also has a wealth of knowledge of matters such as patent procurement and trademark registration.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Paul Beck of Beck & Thomas, PC prosecutes and litigates in relation to a broad range of intellectual property rights. He is praised for his deep understanding of IP issues.

Camille Miller of Cozen O'Connor is particularly active in trademark prosecution and litigation, having recently advised on Beachbody's trademark prosecution portfolio. Sources describe her as an "extraordinary lawyer who combines business acumen with a deep knowledge of the law." 

Barry Cohen of Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) is well respected for his work in intellectual property and trade secret litigation. Sources praise him for being "very tenacious, bright and focused on getting results for his clients."

Patent attorney Kathryn Doyle of Saul Ewing LLP is well respected for her knowledge of the biotechnology and related life sciences sectors. One source notes: "She understands the technical issues and is an expert in navigating the patent office and their procedures."

Stephen Driscoll of Saul Ewing LLP is experienced in advising on patent and trademark procurement, litigation and transactions. He is praised for his negotiation skills with sources describing him as "reasonable and business-oriented."

"The very knowledgeable" Kevin Casey of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP is highly regarded for his work in patent and trademark prosecution and dispute resolution. He also applies his expertise to due diligence analyses in M&A transactions.

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