Intellectual Property Litigation

“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.”

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… 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… Read more »

The Supreme Court Re-Empowers District Courts To Exercise Their Discretion Deciding What Is An “Exceptional” Patent Infringement Case

May 14, 2014

The United States Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions on April 29, 2014 relating to the award of attorney fees in “exceptional” patent infringement cases. In Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., Case No. 12-1184, the Supreme Court reversed the Federal Circuit and held that the Brooks Furniture framework for determining whether a… Read more »

Supreme Court Watch – Patents Under The Microscope

March 25, 2014

The United States Supreme Court has decided to review 6 patent cases during this term, which is more than it reviewed in the entire decade of the 1990’s. This increased scrutiny may bring dramatic changes to how patent infringement cases are litigated over the next few years. On January 22, 2014, the United States Supreme… Read more »

Divided Federal Circuit Punts On Patent Claim Construction Review Standard

March 5, 2014

Despite a strong dissent and a number of amici briefs, the Federal Circuit, in a 6-4 en bancdecision, refused to overturn the de novo patent claim construction review standard.  In Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Phillips Electronics North America Corporation, (Fed. Cir. February 21, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided not to reverse its 1998… Read more »

M. Mitchell Oates Joins Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

October 14, 2013

M. Mitchell Oates has joined Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP as an associate attorney in the Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups.  He will be based in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Mr. Oates focuses his practice on general commercial and intellectual property litigation.  He has substantial experience representing corporate clients in complex commercial… Read more »

Nine Pietragallo Lawyers Selected as 2014 Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2013

Nine lawyers from Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).  The attorneys who received this distinguished honor are listed below: William Pietragallo, II (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants) Mark Gordon (Workers’ Compensation… Read more »

Better The Devil You Know? Dangers Of Corporate Hacking

March 6, 2013

Corporate America has been rocked recently by revelations of hacking into company-wide computer systems from overseas, including concerns that the unlawful conduct is state-sponsored.  The more likely and immediate threat to all corporate systems, however, is the damage that can be done by individuals within or recently departed from a company.  A prime example of… Read more »

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