The PIT IP Tech Blog, written by the attorneys at the Pittsburgh-based law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C., focuses on current events in the intellectual property and technology legal areas. In addition to prosecuting and obtaining intellectual property rights (such as trademark and copyrights) for its clients, Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. focuses on intellectual property, insurance, environmental, pharmaceutical, medical device, products liability, toxic tort, and business litigation.

PSMN® Attorneys’ Intellectual Property Experience

PSMN® attorneys have served as both lead counsel and local counsel in the Pittsburgh area and nationally for Pennsylvania-based and out-of-state corporations with respect to patent, trademark, and copyright litigation and related disputes over licensing, royalties, and unfair competition claims under the Lanham Act. We are business trial attorneys who understand both the need to enforce IP rights, and the need to defend against predatory litigation.

Our attorneys have extensive experience with all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright protection and litigation. We can draft and obtain trademarks and copyrights for our clients. In addition to prosecuting trademarks and copyrights, our attorneys have years 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 and can utilize our expertise to provide cost efficient representation of intellectual property disputes. Our attorneys also provide trademark audits, opinions, and evaluations for businesses and individuals and consult with these entities in pre-litigation matters.

For further information, please contact our Principal Shareholder and head of the PSMN® Intellectual Property Group, Henry Sneath, Esq. at:

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue
Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


About the Authors:

Henry Sneath

Henry Sneath

Articles by Mr. Sneath

Henry Sneath is a trial attorney focusing on business, intellectual property, pharmaceutical and products liability, toxic torts, insurance and tort litigation matters. Mr. Sneath has extensive federal and state court trial experience in cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, construction claims, professional negligence lawsuits, pharmaceutical, medical device and products liability litigation, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith claims. He is currently representing clients in trademark and copyright matters and in patent litigation matters. He has tried over 95 cases to jury and non-jury verdict in Federal and State Court jurisdictions and has helped clients resolve disputes through a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures.

Mr. Sneath is licensed to practice in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U. S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams

Articles by Ms. Williams

Kelly Williams’ practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and intellectual property law. Ms. Williams handles all phases of litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Williams represents national insurance companies involving coverage claims by policy holders and has experience overseeing large scale e-discovery in federal court. In addition, Ms. Williams has defended corporations against trademark infringement claims and has acted as local patent infringement counsel. Ms. Williams’ experience also includes representing corporations in product liability litigation.

Ms. Williams is licensed to practice in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.