Anthony L. Pisano is an attorney with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Pisano concentrates his practice in intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, litigation and counseling.
Mr. Pisano’s technology practice includes work in the electrical, mechanical, chemical, biotechnology and software areas. Specific examples of his experience include:
- preparing and prosecuting patent applications and securing patents, particularly in following technology areas: computer software and smartphone applications; medical devices, including surgical devices, magnetic resonance technology devices, and computed tomography devices; manufacturing devices, including large scale production machinery and fiberglass manufacturing equipment; and pharmaceuticals and chemical compounds
- assisting in various phases of litigation, particularly in the technology area of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, software and computer hardware components
- conducting intellectual property transactional due diligence to help investors and purchasers understand risks associated with investment in, or purchase of, companies who produce chemical compounds, building equipment, mobile devices, medical devices and equipment, software, smartphone applications and computer security systems
- counseling in pre-litigation matters including drafting patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions for companies in fields including chemical manufacturers and building materials manufacturers
- negotiating and preparing technology transfer, licensing and other contractual agreements
- providing counsel on patent issues relating to product and technology development, including patent coverage, design-around and freedom-to-operate analyses.
Mr. Pisano is the co-author of “Domain Tasting, Front Running, and Other Domain Name Schemes” which was presented at the AIPLA Annual Meeting on October 23-25, 2008.
Mr. Pisano has previous experience as an in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 corporation, where he provided counsel on intellectual property issues in the technological areas of chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.
Mr. Pisano is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.