Intellectual Property Litigation

23 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch

2022/08/18

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 23 lawyers have been named as 2023 The Best Lawyers in America and 2023 Ones to Watch, including Tama Beth Kudman who was recognized as 2023 Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach for Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Gaetan Alfano Pamela Coyle Brecht Phillip R. Earnest Mark Gordon James W. Kraus Tama Beth Kudman – Lawyer of the Year James F. Marrion Shelly R. Pagac Richard J. Parks William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc Stephen Raspanti Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Peter St. Tienne Wolff The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch: Lee K. Goldfarb John Kettering Alexander M. Owens Stephen F. Raiola Mark T. Sottile Frank H. Stoy About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and litigation law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we are able to serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

24 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2022 Pennsylvania and Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2022/05/23

Pietragallo is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been named as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, including partner Marc Raspanti who was recognized in the Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters legal division which compiles a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 74 practice areas. Each year, a research team at Super Lawyers conducts a multi-phase selection process reviewing independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. With the objective being to provide a reliable, wide-ranging list of attorneys that can be used as a source for finding exceptional legal counsel. Pietragallo partner in our new Florida office, Tama Beth Kudman, was chosen as a 2022 Florida Super Lawyer as a top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Palm Beach Gardens. The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Gaetan J. Alfano Joseph J. Bosick Mark Gordon P. Brennan Hart Christopher A. Iacono James W. Kraus Michael A. Morse Shelly R. Pagac William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc S. Raspanti (Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia) Lourdes Sánchez Ridge Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Paul K. Vey The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Rising Stars: Jeremy E. Abay Rebecca Johnson Barksdale Ashley J. Kenny John W. Kettering Alexander Owens Peter St. Tienne Wolff   About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we are able to serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

Pietragallo Now in Florida

2022/05/09

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is enthusiastic in announcing the opening of its Florida office in Palm Beach Gardens and announcing that Tama Beth Kudman will serve as our Managing Partner-Florida. Tama will continue to represent individuals and corporations under civil and criminal investigation and prosecution. Tama was selected by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” for the West Palm Beach Criminal Defense sector in 2022 and the White-Collar Defense sector in 2020. She is also on the Top Lawyers list for Jupiter Magazine and Palm Beach Illustrated, 2022. Tama is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is barred in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. The Florida office is located at 7108 Fairway Drive, Suite 130, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418.  Tama can be reached at 561-472-0811 or by email at TBK@Pietragallo.com. About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and litigation law firm headquartered in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with six offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and now Florida. Read More

20 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2022 The Best Lawyers in America and Ones to Watch

2021/08/19

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 20 lawyers have been named as 2022 The Best Lawyers in America and 2022 Ones to Watch, including two lawyers who were recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Gaetan Alfano (Bet-the-Company Litigation) Pamela Coyle Brecht Phillip R. Earnest Mark Gordon James W. Kraus James F. Marrion Shelly R. Pagac Richard J. Parks William Pietragallo, II (Bet-the-Company Litigation) Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc Stephen Raspanti Douglas K. Rosenblum Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Peter St. Tienne Wolff The following were chosen as The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch: John Kettering Leslie A. Mariotti Peter W. Nigra Frank H. Stoy   About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

24 Pietragallo Lawyers Named in 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2021/06/08

Including Recognition in Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 In Philadelphia Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys have been named as 2021 Super Lawyers and 2021 Rising Stars, including two attorneys who were also recognized in the Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia. Super Lawyers is a service of Thomson Reuters legal division which compiles a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. Each year, a research team at Super Lawyers conducts a multi-phase selection process reviewing independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers: Gaetan J. Alfano (Top 100 in Philadelphia) Joseph J. Bosick Mark Gordon Christopher A. Iacono P. Brennan Hart James W. Kraus Michael A. Morse Shelly R. Pagac William Pietragallo, II Francis E. Pipak, Jr. Kevin E. Raphael Marc S. Raspanti (Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia) Douglas K. Rosenblum John A. Schwab Eric G. Soller Clem C. Trischler Paul K. Vey The following were chosen as Pennsylvania Rising Stars: Jeremy E. Abay John R. Brumberg Sarah R. Goodman Joseph L. Gordon John W. Kettering Peter W. Nigra Peter St. Tienne Wolff About Pietragallo Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More

Douglas K. Rosenblum to speak at “Trials and Tribulations of Virtual Hearings, Depositions, etc. in the Age of Covid-19” Panel

2020/07/28

Pietragallo partner Douglas K. Rosenblum will be speaking at PBI’s upcoming program, “Intellectual Property Law Institute 2020” on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. Mr. Rosenblum’s panel segment is titled, “Trials and Tribulations of Virtual Hearings, Depositions, etc. in the Age of Covid-19.” This year marks the 14th anniversary of the ‘IP Institute’ and the program will be held virtually. Intellectual property is a burgeoning practice area with nuances and ever-changing innovations and issues that can try the patience of even the most seasoned practitioners. No one can afford to remain unacquainted with the rights and potential liabilities that may arise. That’s why those in the know attend PBI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute year after year. Their 14th Institute has something for everyone from the novice to the expert. For more information about the PBI program, including to register, please click here. For more information about Douglas K. Rosenblum, please visit his contact page. Read More

Client Alert: Federal Circuit Addresses Venue Questions Left Unanswered After TC Heartland

2020/02/27

While there are many strategic reasons for selecting a venue in which to bring a patent infringement lawsuit, the determination of whether the preferred venue is a proper venue is not as clear as in a non-patent case.  However, on February 13, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in In re Google LLC, [1] addressed some of the proper venue questions left unanswered by the Supreme Court’s 2017 opinion in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. [2]  In the wake of TC Heartland, many practitioners decided to take the “safer” route of filing patent infringement actions in the state where the defendant business is organized rather than risk the time, effort and expense of filing in another jurisdiction where the defendant regularly conducts business.  As could have been expected, in the months following TC Heartland, the Eastern District of Texas saw a reduction in case filings, with a significant increase of filings in the District of Delaware.  While Google did not resolve all of the issues relating to proper venue, the Federal Circuit did leave room for expanding proper venue beyond the defendant’s state of incorporation. In TC Heartland, the Supreme Court held that the patent venue statute is the sole basis for determining proper venue in patent infringement suits.  The patent venue statute [3] provides that any action for patent infringement may be brought, (1) in the state where a business resides, or (2) where a business has committed acts of infringement and has a regular and established place of business.  The Supreme Court specifically rejected the application of the more relaxed general venue statute [4] to patent infringement cases.  The general venue statute provides that for venue purposes a corporation “resides” in any district within which the corporation has sufficient contacts to be subject to personal jurisdiction.  Read More

“Pitt Ventures 2nd Gear Program”

August 4, 2015

Michael D. Lazzara and Alicia M. Passerin will be presenting Intellectual Property topics for growth companies at the University of Pittsburgh’s “Pitt Ventures 2nd Gear Program.” Read More

Supreme Court Reshaping Patent Law

June 19, 2014

The Supreme Court is reviewing more patent cases in this term than in the entire decade of the 1990’s. This activity has most recently resulted in two rulings that will shape patent litigation for years to come. In Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., the Supreme Court reversed the standard that had been applied for years by the Federal Circuit as to whether a patent is definite under 35 U.S.C. § 112, ¶ 2. The Federal Circuit’s standard was that a patent lacked “definiteness” if it was “insolubly ambiguous.” The Supreme Court opined that the prior standard lacked precision because such terminology “can breed lower court confusion” and “leave courts and the patent bar at sea without a reliable compass,” however, noting the “delicate balance” between requiring definiteness and accounting for the inherent limitations of language, “recognizing that absolute precision is unattainable.” The Supreme Court stated that the proper assessment of definiteness requires, “that a patent is invalid for indefiniteness if its claims, read in light of the specification delineating the patent, and the prosecution history, fail to inform, with reasonable certainty, those skilled in the art about the scope of the invention.” In Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., the Supreme Court redefined liability for “inducing infringement of a patent under 35 U.S.C. § 217(b) when no one has directly infringed a patent under § 271(a) or any other statutory provision.” The Supreme Court definitively stated that “liability for inducement must be predicated on direct infringement.” The Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and remanded the case, instructing that the “Federal Circuit will have the opportunity to revisit the § 271(a) question if it chooses.” The Supreme Court held that if “performance of all of the claimed steps cannot be attributed to a single person,” direct infringement has not occurred, and therefore, inducing infringement cannot be found. Read More

Twenty-Three Pietragallo Law Firm Lawyers Named PA Super Lawyers

June 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH and PHILADELPHIA, PA – William Pietragallo, II, founding partner of the law firm of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP was selected as a Pittsburgh Top 50 Lawyer by Super Lawyers 2014. Mr. Pietragallo was recognized for his work in Business Litigation. Marc S. Raspanti, name partner in the firm, was selected as a Philadelphia Top 100 Lawyer and a Top 100 Lawyer in Pennsylvania by Super Lawyers 2014. Mr. Raspanti was recognized for his work in the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Area. These designations are awarded to lawyers who received the highest point totals in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2014 nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process. Twenty-three attorneys in total were named by the publication as 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. In addition to Pietragallo and Raspanti, the following firm counsel were recognized by the publication as 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Gaetan J. Alfano, Joseph J. Bosick, Mark Gordon, Christopher A. Iacono, Kathryn M. Kenyon, James W. Kraus, Daniel J. McGravey, Michael A. Morse, Shelly R. Pagac, Francis E. Pipak, Jr., Kevin E. Raphael, Douglas Rosenblum, Eric G. Soller, Clem C. Trischler, and Paul K. Vey. The following firm attorneys were recognized as 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Ethan J. Barlieb, Sarah R. Lavelle, Leslie A. Mariotti, Alicia M. Passerin, John A. Schwab, and Peter S. Wolff. Selection as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer is an honor reserved for only 5% of the Pennsylvania Bar. The arduous selection process encompasses a strict nomination, research, and review process. Read More

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