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Pittsburgh Business Litigation Attorneys

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C., is a well-known business litigation law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania practicing in the areas of intellectual property, environmental, tort, insurance coverage, and other business disputes. Our lawyers serve clients primarily in Pennsylvania, but also in other jurisdictions on a special admission basis.

Our firm is recognized in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firm" Rankings for Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law and we appear in The Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers, which lists only those law firms that have been designated as outstanding in their field.

As a litigation and patent prosecution boutique firm, PSMN ® attorneys concentrate their practice in the following fields:

Our Pittsburgh business litigation attorneys represent clients in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania. We represent individuals and business enterprises in a wide range of commercial litigation, intellectual property, environmental and regulatory enforcement matters, and we advise corporations in connection with patent, trademark, copyright, insurance and risk management issues. For more information, call 412-288-4000 or send us an e-mail by completing the contact form on this website.

PSMN ® attorneys prosecute patents, trademarks and copyrights and are admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We regularly represent insurance carriers in insurance coverage, unfair trade practices and bad faith matters and we defend pharmaceutical, products liability, toxic tort, professional negligence and agent and broker claims and lawsuits.

We are a proud member of the USLAW NETWORK, a national organization composed of 66 independent, defense-based law firms with over 5,000 attorneys covering the United States, Canada and Latin America. Among the firms, there are over 150 offices in 47 U.S. states. An alliance with the Trans-European Law Firm Alliance (TELFA) gives us access to 25 European law firms each representing its own jurisdiction and a similar relationship with ALN Limited enables USLAW to partner with 10 firms in East and Central Africa.

Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Attorneys

Our principals have represented clients and served as local counsel to out-of-state law firms, in patent, trademark and copyright actions and we are currently involved in patent litigation being conducted pursuant to the Local Patent Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. These local rules, promulgated by the Judges of the Western District Court, are designed to make Western Pennsylvania a forum of choice for patent infringement and invalidation actions. The rules provide for accelerated case disposition of patent claims and make numerous changes to the process of Federal Rule 26 disclosures, claim construction, use of expert witnesses and disclosure of infringement and invalidation contentions. The Pennsylvania Western District is one of a number of district courts in the United States to have adopted such Local Patent Rules. We represent clients in patent, trademark and copyright matters and in litigation involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, licensing issues and claims brought pursuant to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

PSMN ® attorneys have extensive experience with all aspects of patent protection and litigation with specialized training and experience in the biological, chemical, computing, electrical, mechanical and optical fields. As registered patent attorneys before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), we can draft and obtain patents for our clients in a variety of technical fields. In addition to prosecuting patents, our attorneys have decades of experience handling complex patent litigation matters for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, both as plaintiffs and defendants. We have successfully represented clients with a variety of different technologies in obtaining favorable settlements or jury verdicts. We can provide Intellectual Property Audit Services for companies of all sizes and we can do so on a cost-efficient basis. Our attorneys also handle Trademark Opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

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For more information, call 412-288-4000 or send us an e-mail by completing the contact form on this website.

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  • Firm Sharholder Jeffrey Ludwikowski presented "How not to lose your case during deposition - proper witness preparation" for Cape Education on April 22, 2015.
  • Firm Shareholders Henry Sneath and Kelly Williams presented "The Potential Consequences of Data Breach on Compromise or Infringement of Intellectual Property" at the 2015 USLAW Network Legal Leaders and Corporate Counsel Exchange in Chicago, IL on March 3, 2015.
  • Firm Associate Gregory Monaco's article, "A Practitioner's Primer on the Pennsylvania Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act," was published in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly (January 2015 issue).
  • Firm Counsel Robert Wagner appointed to the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania's Advisory Committee for the Study of the Local Patent Rules on February 10, 2015.
  • Firm Shareholder Jeff Ludwikowski gave a 4-hour presentation on "Handling Insurance Claims" for Cape Education in Bethal Park on December 29, 2014.
  • Firm Shareholder Jeff Ludwikowski and Associate Owen McGrann presented an "Update to Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law" to the Construction Section of the ACBA on December 18, 2014.
  • Firm Associate Brandon McCullough was named Chair of the Young Lawyers Subcommittee of DRI's Insurance Law Committee in December 2014.
  • Firm Shareholder Jason A. Spak taught at a seminar entitled "Consumer Finance Law: Guide to Regulation and Enforcement" that was held on December 15, 2014.
  • Firm Associate Gregory M. Monaco was elected as Second Vice President/CLE Chair for the Western District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
  • Firm Associate Michael J. Herald spoke at a meeting of the Allegheny County Bar Association Arts and the Law Committee.

Office Location and Contact Information

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-288-4000
Toll-Free: 888-288-4028
Fax: 412-288-2405
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Fee information: Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C., generally charges fees based on an hourly rate, which is highly competitive with those rates charged by firms performing comparable work in the same geographical area. On a selective basis, we represent corporate and individual plaintiffs in litigation under a modified or purely contingent fee arrangement. Under this arrangement, our compensation is contingent, in whole or in part, on the result we obtain for our client. Cases in which we have accepted a contingent fee arrangement include legal and medical malpractice, securities fraud, intellectual property, environmental contamination, personal injury, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.