Houston Harbaugh, P.C. - Business Litigation

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401 Liberty Ave.
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Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Patent Litigation and Appeals

Phone: 412-281-5060

Patent Litigation and Appeals

Patent Litigation and Appeals

The attorneys at the Pittsburgh law firm of Houston Harbaugh, P.C., have represented plaintiffs and defendants in numerous patent infringement lawsuits throughout the country.

Patent infringement cases are heard exclusively in federal courts, and the federal court in Pittsburgh — the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania — is one of 14 patent pilot courts throughout the country that have been tasked to specialize in hearing patent cases. The court has specialized local patent rules that govern these cases. There are currently four specially designated patent judges in the Western District, and our attorneys have appeared before all of them in patent matters.

Patent Judgment Appeals

In addition to handling patent infringement litigation, our attorneys also handle appeals of patent judgments, which are heard exclusively by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

We counsel clients who are considering filing suit or who have received cease-and-desist letters from patent holders. We can help clients navigate these waters and to conduct the proper due diligence required in these circumstances. We handle all phases of patent litigation, from inception to Markman (claim construction) hearings, discovery, experts, dispositive motions, trial and post-trial motions.

Our Patent Infringement Experience

Houston Harbaugh lawyers have handled patent infringement matters in a wide variety of technology areas, including:

  • Medical radiation therapy devices
  • Car battery testers
  • Well drilling technology
  • Computer and internet technology
  • Voice recognition software
  • Cellular phones
  • Cable TV set-top boxes
  • Fuel filters
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Farming equipment
  • Power cabling
  • Safety knives
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Refractory materials
  • Cat litter

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Litigation or Appeals Options

Our Pittsburgh intellectual property attorneys help clients navigate intellectual property and other business disputes by providing them with the knowledge and information needed to make informed decisions. For more information, call 412-281-5060 or send our attorneys an e-mail by completing the contact form on this website.