Lang Patent Law was founded in 2007 by William F. Lang IV, a registered patent lawyer with 24 years of experience protecting the inventions, trademarks, and creative works of his clients. Lang Patent Law has been trusted by a variety of Pittsburgh area and national clients to protect their intellectual property. Clients have included individual inventors, startup companies, small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporations.

Patent Applications

I have prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in electrical, mechanical, medical, industrial, and software technologies. With degrees in both electrical engineering and industrial engineering, I have the technical background to understand and appreciate the unique advantages of your invention. I will ensure that your patent application communicates these advantages to the US Patent and Trademark Office, and will advocate for the broadest protection to which you are entitled for your invention. My combination of client-focused counseling and high-quality advocacy has resulted in a high allowance rate for patent applications.

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If you own a business, you have at least one trademark. That trademark must be carefully selected and cleared to ensure that another trademark is not infringed and should also be registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office. My experience as a trademark lawyer covers various trademark services including trademark clearance searches and opinions, applications for trademark registration, negotiating trademark licensing agreements, enforcing trademark rights, and defending against infringement accusations.

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Copyright registration is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of intellectual property protection. Registering the copyright for your software, music, motion picture, or other original creative expression maximizes the remedies available for infringement of your rights. Many ideas include a variety of protectable elements, for which different forms of protection are appropriate. Identifying and protecting these different elements enables you to commercialize your idea while protecting it from theft.

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Intellectual Property Enforcement and Defense

Although my goal is to keep you out of court, sometimes enforcing your rights or defending against allegations of infringement becomes necessary. Regardless of whether you are the rights holder or you are accused of infringement, you can expect practical, client-focused advice as well as zealous advocacy.

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