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Norbert Lazar is a Pittsburgh Patent Attorney and patent prosecutor with extensive experience procuring patents for clients predominately associated with the technology sector. Norbert has been registered to practice in front of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2013 and has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications across a diverse array of fields. He frequently interfaces with Patent Examiners and provides recommendations to clients regarding patent prosecution strategies. Additionally, Norbert regularly communicates with and assists foreign attorneys in their efforts to procure patents for clients internationally. While in law school, Norbert was an executive editor on the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. A sampling of the subject matter of the patent applications Norbert has written and/or prosecuted include:

  • Electronic devices generally (e.g., computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc.)
  • User input devices (e.g., display screens, keyboards, microphones, cameras, stylus, etc.) and corresponding user input techniques (e.g., touch input, handwriting input, voice input, gesture input, etc.)
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Stand-alone and integrated virtual digital assistant technologies
  • Natural language processing techniques and implementations
  • Security-based authentication and access techniques implemented in end-user products, applications, and systems
  • Augmented and virtual reality systems and applications
  • Home automation systems (i.e., smart homes)
  • Sensors (e.g., motion sensors, infrared sensors, etc.)
  • Vehicular automation processes
  • Wireless communication, network communication, and telecommunications
  • Real Time Location System (RTLS) technologies
  • Medical devices
  • Hospital workflow analysis techniques and subsequent implementations
  • Robotics
  • Drone detection systems
  • Methods and products related to the collection, analysis, and subsequent utilization of user context data
  • Methods and products related to water collection, analysis, and purity determination
  • Mechanical devices
  • Design patents

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Pennsylvania State University

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association

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Sewickley, PA 15143
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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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