Patricia S. Rogowski

Patricia S. Rogowski

Practice Areas
Education
  • Lehigh University, BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Pennsylvania, Juris Doctor
Bar Admissions
  • Delaware, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Delaware, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, ED Pennsylvania, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1989

Patricia S. Rogowski Partner

Wilmington: 302.394.6002   F: 302.394.6031   E: progowski@panitchlaw.com

Best Lawyers Award BadgePatricia Smink Rogowski has nearly 30 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling, and in intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and in appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Pat is a Delaware and Pennsylvania bar member admitted to practice before the District Courts in Delaware and Pennsylvania, as well as the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Pat also is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Pat received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University with highest honors and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been selected as a leading Patent and Trademark Practitioner in Delaware for several consecutive years by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, and was selected as one of the Top 250 Women in IP in the U.S. She has been named the 2017 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Patent Litigation in the Philadelphia metro area.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze, Pat was a partner at Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, which then merged to form Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP. Pat served as Hiring Attorney and as a Management Committee member at Connolly Bove, and was on the Executive Committee at Novak Druce.

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, Board Member, Secretary, Vice President, President Elect, and President. Invited speaker, President in 2007, Member,1989 - present
  • American IP Law Association (AIPLA), Women IP Sub Committee, Member, past host firm for Women in IP Events, 2009 - 2013
  • Combined Campaign for Justice, Co-Chair for New Castle County, Fundraising, 2010 - present
  • Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, 2015 - present
  • Wilmington University, Legal Studies Advisory Board, 2008 - 2015
  • Federal Bar Association, Delaware Chapter member, invited speaker at CLE programs
  • Merit Selection Panel for U.S. District Court for District of Delaware

Representative Matters

  • Mattern & Associates LLC v. Cozen O'Connor PC, Pa., represented plaintiff, Mattern & Associates LLC, copyright infringement litigation

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze to Host INTA Roundtable on Trademarks // October 7, 2016
Intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel will host an International Trademark Association roundtable focusing on tips for managing trademark projects. Read more

8 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2017 'Best Lawyers in America' // August 15, 2016
Patricia S. Rogowski honored as Best Lawyers ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Patent Litigation in the Philadelphia metro area Read more

Delaware IP Attorney Patricia S. Rogowski Named Fellow of American Bar Foundation // July 26, 2016
Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel joins prestigious academic legal institute. Read more

Intellectual Property Law Firm to Host International Trademark Association Roundtable // June 2, 2016
Intellectual property attorneys to host roundtable discussion on behalf of the International Trademark Association. Read more

Thomson Reuters Names 11 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among 2016 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 13, 2016
Philadelphia and Wilmington IP lawyers listed among Pennsylvania’s and Delaware’s elite attorneys. Read more

Partner Pat Rogowski Honors Delaware Patent Attorney Rudolph E. Hutz // December 21, 2015
Patricia S. Rogowski, senior IP attorney in our Wilmington office, describes legacy of legendary Delaware patent litigator Rudy Hutz in the IP issue of Delaware Lawyer, the Delaware Bar Foundation's quarterly publication. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Partner Named Among Delaware's 'Top Lawyers 2015' // December 4, 2015
Patricia S. Rogowski recognized as one of Delaware’s top IP attorneys. Read more

Partner Patricia Rogowski Speaks at the 35th Annual Midwest Bankruptcy Institute // September 24, 2015
Partner Patricia Rogowski, of the Wilmington, Delaware office, will be speaking on a panel for a program regarding intellectual property business assets for the 35th Annual Midwest Bankruptcy Institute. Read more

8 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named to 2016 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ // August 17, 2015
Pennsylvania and Delaware intellectual property attorneys of Panitch Schwarze have been recognized by peers for excellence in IP law. Read more

2015 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Dinner // May 21, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partner, Patricia S. Rogowski, will be speaking at the 2015 AIPLA Women in IP Networking Dinner.  Read more

11 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Frederick A. Tecce, and Patricia S. Rogowski have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as six of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named 2015 ‘IP Stars’ // April 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that attorneys Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Alan S. Nadel and Patricia S. Rogowski have been named 2015 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property issues worldwide.  Read more

Panitch Schwarze Opens New Location in Delaware // September 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce its expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the opening of a new Wilmington, Delaware office. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named in 'Best Lawyers in America' 2015 // August 19, 2014
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. Read more

Women in Profession Roundtable Discussion // April 29, 2014
Panitch Scharze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partner, Patricia S. Rogowski, served as a panelist for the Women in the Profession roundtable discussion hosted by the The Legal Intelligencer. Read more

Patricia Rogowski Joins IP Firm To Build Delaware Office // February 12, 2014
Philadelphia law firm hires Patricia Smink Rogowski, as a partner to build their Wilmington, Delaware office. Pat has over 26 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Welcomes New IP Partner Patricia Smink Rogowski // February 5, 2014
Patricia Smink Rogowski has joined Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as a partner with over 26 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling, and in intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and in appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Read more

Honors & Awards

  • Named the 2017 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Patent Litigation in the Philadelphia metro area
  • Selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2016
  • Named one of Delaware’s top intellectual property attorneys by DelawareToday, 2015
  • Selected as a "Leader in the Field" of Intellectual Property by Chambers & Partners USA, 2008 - present
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Intellectual Property, 2008 - present
  • Named a Delaware "Super Lawyer," 2008 - present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Delaware Super Lawyers
  • Named a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer," 2015 to present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Top 250 Women in IP,  2013 & 2014
  • IAM Patent 1000 2013 & 2014 Recommended Lawyer - Patent Prosecution

Blog

October 20, 2016
Trademarks Update: Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Disparagement Provision
By Patricia S. Rogowski, Esq. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to answer a question that has plagued federal trademark law for decades: Does the government have the right to refuse to register trademarks which it has deemed “disparaging?” And, given that the First Amendment prohibits our government from restricting speech, does it make sense... Read more

April 15, 2016
How to Respond to a DMCA Takedown Notice
By Patricia S. Rogowski, Esq. So, you’ve received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notice. What do you do now? Any company with a website or a blog knows the power of content. Blog posts, photographs, videos, infographics and more are vital components of today’s digital economy – an economy that seems based on the... Read more

January 28, 2016
Saluting ‘The Most Beautiful Woman’ in STEM
By Patricia S. Rogowski Heralded as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” screen legend Hedy Lamarr — who died 16 years ago last week — was much more than a pretty face; she also was a brilliant inventor. One of her inventions, in fact, helped to lay the groundwork for the technology that powers... Read more

December 29, 2015
CAFC: Gov’t Can’t Censor ‘Disparaging’ Trademarks
By Pat Rogowski, Esq. When we discussed the provision of U.S. trademark law that prohibits the use of “disparaging” words in a registered trademark, we noted that “change may be on the horizon.” On Dec. 22, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that at least the prohibition against registration of “disparaging... Read more

June 11, 2015
Trademarks 101: Basic Principles Every Organization Needs To Know
By Pat Rogowski, Esq. William Shakespeare might have asked “What’s in a name?” but in business, the answer is: quite a lot. With apologies to Shakespeare’s Juliet, your goods and services by any other name may not, in fact, smell as sweet. Your organization’s tradename or brand is a calling card, an advertisement, and, ideally,... Read more

April 23, 2015
When is a ‘Private’ Music Performance Actually Public?
By Pat Rogowski, Esq. When it comes to performing music, whether recorded and played or performed by a live band, one of the trickiest aspects to navigate for music copyrights is the definition of “private” versus “public” performance. What constitutes a “private performance” is complex, and has been the basis of many court cases. It... Read more

March 19, 2015
5 Things to Know About Music Copyright
By Pat Rogowski, Esq. Every year, and particularly in the summer months when outdoor concerts and dining are popular, we receive phone calls and emails from owners of bars, restaurants, and other businesses that play music for their patrons. Usually, they are calling because they received a letter from a company in the music industry... Read more

Get To Know

Ms. Rogowksi is an avid tennis player. She has taught beginner bridge lessons and enjoys playing duplicate bridge in her free time.

 

 

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