As Pittsburgh’s IP experts we work with clients globally, regionally and locally to build, protect and litigate their patent, trademark and copyright portfolios.


We are an intellectual property boutique law firm. Unlike working with larger firms, Pittsburgh based Ference & Associates, provides clients with direct access to senior lawyers and professionals who know the ins and outs of protecting IP portfolios and who are easy to reach to address all of your important questions and concerns.



We approach every client and every matter from a team perspective. Each member of your Ference team is deeply involved with the details of your intellectual property matters, ensuring a consistent, high-quality experience for you throughout every important step in the process.



Our size allows us to be nimble and efficient, ensuring that we provide the highest level of service and deep technical expertise at an extraordinary value. We love going the extra mile for clients and providing the most return for your intellectual property investment.



When all is said and done, we outperform our competitors on key metrics critical to your success and deliver the results that matter most to you – whether it is securing your patents, protecting your brand or winning your disputes.


Ference & Associates of Pittsburgh is a national leader in intellectual property law and protecting brands from online counterfeiting.

Who We Are

Our intellectual property lawyers provide comprehensive services in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent application, patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, patent infringement litigation, trademark application, trademark litigation, and copyright protection.
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Our Experience

Pittsburgh based Ference & Associates handles intellectual property matters across multiple sectors, including computer hardware/software, life sciences, chemical, electrical/electronics and mechanical/electromechanical. Our IP attorneys and agents are trained in the areas of science and engineering and all have technical degrees. We have prepared and prosecuted patents, trademarks and copyrights across a broad array of technical areas.
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Meet Our Team

Our lawyers, intellectual property professionals and support staff provide world-class service at a tremendous value to our clients. Our clients have direct access to our experienced professionals who pride themselves on their responsiveness. Working from our Pennsylvania offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, we are here to serve all of your intellectual property needs.
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