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An intellectual property boutique, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP was officially established on January 1, 2008. Although the name is new, a common thread connects our team of intellectual property professionals, most of whom have practiced together for decades, including 18 years with the former Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel firm, and more recently, 8 years as the IP group of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.


Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel adopts a team approach, encouraging the collaboration of our patent, trademark, and copyright professionals so as to maximize client protection. We have long-standing relationships with a network of foreign associates in countries around the world, allowing us to provide clients with global protection of their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys attend international conferences and meet with foreign associates regularly to ensure that our clients are well-represented with a comprehensive IP protection and enforcement strategy both domestically and abroad.


Focused on matters involving intellectual property, our firm provides litigation, licensing, and strategic counseling services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Our team of 20 patent and trademark practitioners has extensive experience across all areas of science, with specialized degrees (many with advanced degrees) in areas such as mechanical and chemical engineering, microbiology, chemistry, and physics. We are committed to understanding the intricate products and processes of our clients, tailoring our services to meet unique client needs and advise on the best forms of protection.

Many of our attorneys have also written and lectured extensively, with articles featured in journals such as The National Law Journal, Science and Nature, The Pennsylvania Lawyer, and BusinessWeek. Our four named partners have been repeatedly featured in Chambers USA, and are all included on this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.


The firm’s clientele spans across industries, running the gamut from the pharmaceutical industry to the gaming and toy industry. Whether assisting an individual inventor in securing a trademark or representing a Fortune 500 company in high stakes litigation, Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel address each client need with the responsiveness and personalized attention characteristic of a sophisticated boutique firm.

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