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Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

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Managing Partners: Martin G Belisario, John D Simmons, Weihong Hsing
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 18
Number of patent agents: 4
Languages: Chinese, German, Gujarati, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic

Firm Overview:
An intellectual property firm based in Philadelphia, PA, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP provides litigation, licensing and counseling services related to all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. With an experienced and highly talented team of lawyers, agents, paralegals, and scientific advisors, the firm successfully represents a variety of clientele, ranging from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Panitch Schwarze has long-standing relationships with a network of foreign attorneys in countries around the world, allowing it to provide clients with comprehensive global protection of their intellectual property assets. With such experience and technical expertise, Panitch Schwarze is able to address each client need with the responsiveness and personal attention characteristic of a boutique firm and the sophistication of a leading global firm. 

Main Areas of Practice:
Attracting clients from throughout the world as well as from the United States, Panitch Schwarze assists individuals and companies in all matters relating to intellectual property.

The firm’s core practice areas include:

Patents:
8 partners; 22 fee-earners
Panitch Schwarze attorneys recognize the importance of obtaining strong patents and rely on their wealth of experience and knowledge to successfully guide clients through the patent process. This broad range of expertise includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the USPTO and foreign patent offices, new product clearance, due diligence and patentability and validity analyses. Panitch Schwarze attorneys also handle the full range of USPTO post-grant procedures, including reissue applications, ex parte re-examination, inter partes review, post grant review and supplemental examination.
Contact: Martin G Belisario
Tel: 215 965 1303
Email: [email protected]

Trademarks:
2 partners; 9 fee-earners
The firm’s team of dedicated trademark attorneys focuses their practice on advising clients as to the availability and adoption of trademarks; and the management and enforcement of domestic and international trademark portfolios. The firm’s trademark attorneys possess extensive experience representing clients in connection with opposition and cancellation proceedings before the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and various US District Courts; internet and domain name disputes, trademark licensing, and the acquisition and auditing of trademark portfolios.
Contact: John D Simmons
Tel: 215 965 1268
Email: [email protected]

Copyrights:
2 partners; 8 fee-earners
The firm’s attorneys possess a wide variety of experience in counseling clients on the registration, licensing and policing of copyrights. These attorneys specialize in the acquisition of protection for creative works in media such as software, literature and art, and are well skilled at identifying and enforcing violations. The firm possesses an extensive amount of experience in working with internet-based and digital technology clients who disseminate and share information around the globe. It provides clients with clear guidance and creative solutions for the protection of copyrighted works as it fully appreciates how copyright protection frequently overlaps with other forms of intellectual property protection, such as patents and trademarks.
Contact: John D Simmons
Tel: 215 965 1268
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
8 partners; 22 fee-earners
Panitch Schwarze attorneys have successfully litigated all types of intellectual property cases before administrative agencies, state courts and federal courts, including litigation involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and trade dress cases. The firm’s widely respected litigation practice has attracted a worldwide clientele, in addition to representing many North American companies.
For many Panitch Schwarze clients, US litigation represents only a portion of a much broader global dispute. The firm’s attorneys are accustomed to coordinating a multinational approach and are adept at working with counsel in other countries to ensure that litigation efforts both in the US and abroad are successful.
Contact: John D Simmons
Tel: 215 965 1268
Email: [email protected]

Licensing:
8 partners; 22 fee-earners
In an increasingly fast-paced and ever-changing technological world, licenses represent an important method for protecting intellectual property rights and guarding against possible infringement claims. With extensive licensing experience in both the US and international markets, Panitch Schwarze is well positioned to guide clients in maximizing the value of their intellectual property.
Contact: Martin G Belisario
Tel: 215 965 1303
Email: [email protected]

Trade Secrets:
8 partners; 22 fee-earners
Trade secret protection can last indefinitely, and thus, can offer an advantage over the limited lifetime of patent protection. However, through methods such as reverse engineering, trade secrets can also be lost. Panitch Schwarze attorneys understand these complexities and rely on their experience and skill to tailor legal strategies that will afford the best possible intellectual property protection for each client.
Contact: John D Simmons
Tel: 215 965 1268
Email: [email protected]

International Work:
The firm has provided comprehensive intellectual property representation for a worldwide clientele, including, for example, US District Court litigations for German and Japanese companies, USPTO reexaminations for US, Japanese and Taiwanese clients, European and Australian oppositions for an Ecuadorian company, and US inter partes reviews for Japanese and French companies.