About Us

Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Ference & Associates is a leading intellectual property boutique law firm that provides a full range of legal services relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights. We handle complex intellectual property portfolios and litigation for both local and global companies.

Our attorneys have deep expertise in science and engineering, and prepare and prosecute patents, trademarks and copyrights across a broad array of technical areas including: computer hardware and software, chemical, electronics, life science/biotech, mechanical and electro-mechanical.

We also work with brand owners to protect their IP and fight counterfeiting.

Ference & Associates has a strong international practice in both patents and trademarks and has an established network of foreign associates. To date, we have done work in nearly 100 countries.

 

Why Ference & Associates?

Our clients tell us that our strengths include our ability to detect subtle nuances in very complex portfolios in a way that our competitors do not. Additionally, according to Juristat, our patent application allowance rate is 89% – better than many large firms in this practice area. This is a testament to the experience and expertise of our attorneys and their support team. Together, we are able to respond quickly and provide our clients with world class service. Our small size and structure allows clients to have access to senior-level attorneys, which, along with flexible payment schedules, provides tremendous value to our clients.

Our Team

Brian Samuel Malkin

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John W. Goldschmidt, Jr

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Jodie J. Spade

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Norbert Lazar

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J Darwin King, Ph.D.

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Kevin M. Norton

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Edith L. Erkert, PhD

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Pittsburgh Office
409 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143
+1 412 741 8400

About Us
Ference & Associates is a Pittsburgh, PA based law firm with a global client base. Our attorneys focus on patent, trademark, and copyright law.

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