William W. Schwarze

William W. Schwarze

Practice Areas
Education
  • Yale University, BE, Chemical Engineering 
  • University of Pennsylvania, LLB
Bar Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1970
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

William W. Schwarze Partner

Philadelphia: 215.965.1270   F: 215.965.1331   E: wschwarze@panitchlaw.com

Best Lawyers Award BadgeWilliam W. Schwarze is an AV® Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and is a founding partner of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP. Fluent in German, Mr. Schwarze focuses on matters involving chemical and foreign patents, and has many clients in the medical arts. He manages the firm's chemical and foreign patent practices.

Ranked In Chambers USA 2015 - William W SchwarzePrior to founding Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Mr. Schwarze was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP. Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Schwarze was a founding partner of Panitch Schwarze Jacobs and Nadel, P.C., where he managed the firm's chemical patent practice. He began his career as a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Schwarze is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar; the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations; and the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Schwarze received his B.Ch.E. from Yale University in 1965 and his LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.

Articles & Presentations

7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2017 'Best Lawyers in America' // August 15, 2016
The intellectual property law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Read more

Chambers USA Ranks Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among Top IP Attorneys for 2016 // May 31, 2016
Pennsylvania IP lawyers ranked among top intellectual property practitioners in United States. Read more

Thomson Reuters Names 10 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

7 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

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Recognized as 'Leaders in their Field' in Chambers USA 2015 // June 16, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2015 Chambers & Partners USA Directory in the field of Intellectual Property law. Read more

10 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, and Frederick A. Tecce have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as five 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, and Alan S. Nadel have been named 2015 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property issues worldwide.  Read more

6 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

Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized as 'Leaders in their Field' in Chambers USA 2014 // July 10, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked as “Leaders in their Field” in the 2014 Chambers & Partners USA Directory for the field of Intellectual Property. Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel and Frederick A. Tecce have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' for 2014 // August 15, 2013
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. In addition, Ronald L. Panitch was named the 'Best Lawyers' 2014 Philadelphia Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year." Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013 // May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" 2013 lists four attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP as top lawyers in the state along with five attorneys as Pennsylvania "Rising Stars." Read more

Foreign Filing and PCT Practice and Procedures // March 21, 2013
A presentation on foreign filing and PCT practices and procedures will be givenby  William W. Schwarze, Esq. and Alan S. Nadel, Esq., partners at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario & Nadel, LLP. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel Intellectual Property Lawyers Named 'Best Lawyers in America' // September 17, 2012
Five Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP attorneys were chosen by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. A listing in this publication is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a singular honor. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Earns High Rankings in 2012 Chambers USA Guide // July 11, 2012
The boutique IP law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP earned five lawyer rankings for intellectual property lawyers in Pennsylvania in this year’s Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The five lawyers recognized by Chambers include Founding Partners Ronald Panitch, William Schwarze, Martin Belisario, Alan Nadel and Clark Jablon. Read more

7 IP Attorneys with Panitch Schwarze Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2012 // March 23, 2012
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario and Alan S. Nadel have been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list 4 of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Read more

4 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named 'Best Lawyers in America' for 2012 // November 18, 2011
Four attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2013. In addition, the firm was ranked in the Best Law Firms rankings, published in November’s U.S. News and World Report’s Money issue. Read more

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a "Leader in the Field" of Intellectual Property for Pennsylvania by Chambers & Partners USA, 2005 - present
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Intellectual Property, 2007 - present
  • Named a  Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer," 2004 - 2006, 2008 - present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • IAM Patent 1000, 2013 - present, Recommended Lawyer - Patent Prosecution

Get To Know

Mr. Schwarze is an active member in his local politics and has been a Democratic Committeeperson in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

As a avid court tennis player, he is a member at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia and has enjoyed playing at numerous foreign tennis courts particularly those in England and France.

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