IP Protection

Focused on matters solely involving intellectual property, our firm protects and enforces your company’s most valued intellectual property assets. We have a highly specialized team of advocates that provide litigation, licensing, and strategic counseling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Our team of approximately 25 patent and trademark practitioners has extensive experience across all areas of science, with specialized degrees (many with advanced degrees) in areas such as mechanical, electrical, biomedical and chemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry, and physics. We are committed to understanding the intricate products and processes of our clients, tailoring our services to meet unique client needs and advise on the best forms of protection.

The firm's clientele spans across industries, running the gamut from the pharmaceutical industry to the gaming and toy industry. Whether assisting an individual inventor in securing a trademark or representing a Fortune 500 company in high stakes litigation, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP addresses each client need with the responsiveness and personalized attention characteristic of a sophisticated boutique firm. Below is a list of industries with which we have extensive experience.

  • International IP Protection
  • IP Acquisitions
  • IP Agreements
  • IP Appeals
     
Media Center

Panitch Schwarze Life Sciences Practice Leader Speaks at International Pharma IP Summit // December 15, 2016
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel intellectual property attorney Weihong Hsing, Ph.D., recently participated in the China Pharma Intellectual Property Summit 2016. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorney Named to Board of Directors of Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce // November 11, 2016
Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel is pleased to announce that attorney Stephen E. Murray has been named to the Board of Directors of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the EMCCC Technology Committee. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Named ‘Top IP Firm’ by Philadelphia Business Journal // October 21, 2016
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP has been listed among the top Intellectual Property law firms in the greater Philadelphia area.  Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorneys to Help Govern Philadelphia IP Law Association // October 11, 2016
The Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel is proud to announce that two of its attorneys have been elected to leadership roles in the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) for the 2016 – 2017 program year. John D. Simmons will serve as President-Elect and Keith A. Jones will serve on the Board of Governors. Read more

Partner Jeffrey W. Gluck Attends AIPPI World Congress // September 16, 2016
Panitch Schwarze intellectual property attorney attends 2016 AIPPI World Congress in Milan, Italy. Read more

IP Attorney Bridget H. Labutta to Participate in Villanova Law School Roundtable // September 5, 2016
Intellectual property Attorney Bridget H. Labutta to Participate in Villanova Law School Roundtable Read more

PTAB Grants Rehearing of Patent in Delaware Litigation // February 4, 2016
In a rare move, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently granted rehearing of its denial to institute inter partes review of Greatbatch Ltd.’s U.S. Patent No. 7,327,553.  Read more

Top Patent Trends for 2016 // January 6, 2016
The protection of intellectual property rights through the use of patents remains critically important in today’s global economy. Court decisions in 2015 affected important elements of patent law and laid the foundation for continuing evolution of the law in 2016. 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 Named a Top IP Law Firm by Forbes // May 4, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm, is pleased and honored to announce that Forbes magazine has recognized it as a top IP law firm in the Forbes Legal Black Book created by Forbes Business Division. 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

PTAB Rules in favor of BBiTV against Hawaiian Telcom // April 1, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that today the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of its client Broadband iTV, Inc. (“BBiTV”).  Read more

Subject Matter Conflicts in IP // October 2, 2014
John Steele, Esq., will give a presentation on Subject Matter Conflicts in IP. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed 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

Panitch Schwarze Announces New Location in Delaware // August 25, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce its expansion of its Intellectual Property practice with the opening of a new Wilmington office at the Wells Fargo Tower, 2200 Concord Pike, Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19803.  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

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Business-Related Software Inventions // July 14, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on a patent case,  Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, regarding whether business-related software inventions are entitled to patent protection under 35 U.S.C. § 101, which defines the statutory categories of inventions entitled to patent protection. 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

Inequitable Conduct: A Recap of Therasense and Subsequent CAFC Decisions // June 26, 2014
Summer Associate William Kaufmann will give a presentation on Inequitable Conduct. Lunch will be provided. CLE is being applied for but is not guaranteed. 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

Australian and New Zealand Patent Law // May 14, 2014
Matt Adams, Partner with AJ Park in New Zealand, will hold a presentation on various updates in New Zealand and Australian patent law. Lunch will be served. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed Read more

Panitch Schwarze Ranked Among 2014 'Best Law Firms' // November 1, 2013
U.S. News has named Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP as a 2014 Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm." and was specifically mentioned nationally and in the Philadelphia metropolitan area for Intellectual Property. Read more

Attorney Fred Tecce On NY Court Ordering Twitter To Hand Over Tweets From Protester - Fox News // August 19, 2013
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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

Recent Rulings Affecting IP Law // July 25, 2013
A presentation on recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit cases impacting IP Law will be led by our summer Associate William Kaufmann. Lunch will be provided. CLE is being applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Names Fred Tecce Partner // January 1, 2013
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that patent attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division, Fred A. Tecce, has been named partner of the firm. Mr. Tecce currently focuses his practice primarily on intellectual property litigation. Read more

Dennis Butler Elected to Executive Committee of Brehon Law Society // June 29, 2012
Dennis Butler, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Brehon Law Society, a legal organization comprised of attorneys, judges and law students of Irish descent. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorney Weihong Hsing Speaks on IP Protection When Outsourcing // May 8, 2012
Dr. Weihong Hsing, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming ICSE Conference in Philadelphia, Pa on May 22-23. ICSE is a dedicated outsourcing conference and exposition for the pharma industry, connecting the pharma community with outsourcing solution providers and industry experts sharing their firsthand insights. Read more

Panitch Schwarze IP Attorney Dennis Butler to Speak at Capstone Engineering Conference // April 3, 2012
Dennis Butler, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Engineering Capstone Design Conference held at the Pennsylvania State University on April 21, 2012. The conference will take place at the University's Harrisburg campus. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorney Weihong Hsing Speaks on IP Protection in China // March 20, 2012
Dr. Weihong Hsing, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, was a speaker at 21st Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials on March 5 at the Orlando World Center in Orlando, Florida. Dr Hsing's presentation, "Protect Your Intellectual Property: Tools for Patent Protection When Conducting Trials in China," covered topics on the shifting trend in China from a country which primarily copied other people's products to one which plays an active role in creating new products Read more

Aaron Ettelman Joins Panitch Schwarze as IP Partner // March 1, 2012
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm in Philadelphia, is delighted to welcome a prominent intellectual property attorney, Aaron Ettelman, as a Partner. 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

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel IP Partner Speaks at the World Trade Center's Entrepreneurship Seminar // October 7, 2011
Philadelphia Intellectual Property attorney Martin Belisario of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLPwill be a featured speaker at The World Trade Center's "From Entrepreneur to Exporter" seminar to be presented at the University Science Center on October 18, 2011. Belisario will give tips on protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in foreign markets. Read more

IP Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Speaks at Law Review CLE // April 25, 2011
Alan S. Nadel, a Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP was a speaker at the LawReviewCle’s “Introduction to Copyright, Trademark & other Intellectual Property Law CLE” on March 31, 2011, at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. Read more

From The Blog

January 10, 2017
Top IP Cases to Watch in 2017
By Keith A. Jones, Esq. As 2017 gets underway, here are the top intellectual property lawsuits and legal disputes that we are watching. SCA Hygiene Products AB et al. v. First Quality Baby Products LLC The Supreme Court has agreed to hear this case to decide whether laches will remain a defense available to patent... Read more

December 9, 2016
USPTO Closer to Recognizing Patent Agent Privilege?
By Carly A. Shanahan, Ph.D. A key element of our justice system, the attorney-client privilege, was put in place to ensure that every citizen can obtain sound legal advice. Confidences discussed with an attorney in order to obtain legal advice are privileged from discovery in litigation. When it comes to the protection of intellectual property... Read more

October 20, 2016
Trademarks Update: Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Disparagement Provision
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 to have the U.S. Trademark... Read more

July 21, 2016
NO PATENT FOR YOU! Can a software-related claim that recites only generic computer elements be statutory under 35 USC 101?
By Clark A. Jablon, Esq. Unlike the infamous Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” episode – in which you could get your soup if you just kept your head down, did not engage in small talk with the owner, or ask for free bread – software inventors are finding it difficult, and sometimes impossible, to obtain patents or... Read more

July 7, 2016
What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for IP Protection?
By Martin G. Belisario and Bridget H. Labutta As is well known by now, the citizens of Great Britain have chosen to leave the European Union (EU), a move popularly dubbed the “Brexit.” Despite the economic upheaval and media firestorm surrounding the vote, the realm of intellectual property law is unlikely to see any immediate... Read more

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