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The Pittsburgh patent attorneys at Ference & Associates provide extensive experience in all aspects of patent law.


Focused exclusively on intellectual property law, Ference Law helps its domestic and international clients protect their inventions, brands, trade secrets and discoveries. Navigating the protection of your IP assets can be complicated but our team of experienced lawyers regularly represents individuals, entrepreneurs, and large corporations. Our clients tell us that our high-level of patent prosecution rates combined with our agile team’s attention-to-detail provides outstanding value.

We regularly represent individuals, entrepreneurs, and large domestic and international clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Click here to obtain a listing of issued U.S. patents obtained by the firm. Click here to obtain a listing of the firm’s published U.S. applications through February 17, 2011. (Because of changes in the way the USPTO now publishes patent applications, the attorney of record is no longer included for applications published after February 17, 2011.)

We bring depth of knowledge to your unique business situation – whether in the United States or internationally. Our Pittsburgh patent attorneys have a remarkable record of obtaining patents on electrical and computer-related technology, medical devices, biotechnology, bioengineering, and a wide variety of mechanical and chemical systems and apparatus. Our patent application allowance rate at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is over ninety percent (90%) according to Juristat.

Our patent law capabilities include performing pre-patentability searches, preparing clearance, validity, patentability and infringement/non-infringement opinions, prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications, conducting due diligence investigations, advising on post-grant proceedings, including reexamination and reissue, and litigating before the USPTO and federal courts.

Our patent litigation lawyers based in Pittsburgh have scientific backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, and mathematics and all are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Lawyers in the firm are recognized as AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell, as IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property Today, as Super Lawyers, as Best Lawyers, and as recognized practitioners by Chambers & Partners.


 

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