Intellectual Property Litigation, Protection and Prosecution Blog

The IP and Trade Secret attorneys at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., have extensive courtroom, jury trial, non-jury trial and tribunal experience representing industrial, financial, individual and business clients in IP counseling, infringement litigation, trade secret protection and misappropriation litigation, and the overall creation and protection of intellectual property rights.

Congress Passes The Protecting American Intellectual Property Act of 2022 - Biden Signs Into Law

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Trade Secret and DTSALaw® | Lawyers | The Protecting American Intellectual Property Act | 2022 | S. 1294 In furtherance of the U.S. Government’s effort to...
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Dr. Mehmet Oz Introduces Company to Starbucks, Ends in Trade Secret Suit

A small California company, Balmuccino, LLC, was provided an excellent opportunity to pitch its coffee-flavored lip balm to the Seattle coffee giant Starbucks. Who made the connection? According...
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“Using” Competitor’s Trademarks in Paid Search Engine Ads is Not Infringement if Consumers are Unlikely to be Misled or Confused

On June 27, 2022, a New York Federal Judge for the Southern District of New York ruled in favor of Warby Parker’s motion for judgment on the pleadings,...
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BREAKING IP SCOTUS UPDATE: Section 101 Patent Eligibility Part II

On May 27, 2022, Houston Harbaugh published a blog on the pending petitions for writ of certiorari in patent cases involving questions of Section 101 patent eligibility post-Alice....
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SCOTUS UPDATE: Section 101 Patent Eligibility

The U.S. Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) has pending petitions for writ of certiorari in patent cases involving questions of Section 101 patent eligibility jurisprudence post-Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank...
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What Corporations Need to Know: CFIUS Review is Needed Before Initiating Intellectual Property Transactions With Foreign Companies

On August 13, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which expanded the Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States’...
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CFAA Update: The Supreme Court Provides Guidance In Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) Cases

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision which was issued on June 3, 2021, reversed an Eleventh Circuit decision and adopted a narrow interpretation of “exceeds unauthorized access”...
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3rd Circuit Update: Contractual Possession Unnecessary for PUTSA Claim

If you ask the average person what it means to possess property, their mind goes directly to tangible things – houses, cars, your new Peloton, etc. But, although...
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Hemp and Hemp Derived-CBD Trademarks will now be accepted by USPTO

On May 2, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued an examination guide in an effort to clarify the procedure for examining marks for cannabis and...
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Supreme Court Bars Time-Bar Appeals In PTAB Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) decisions on the timeliness of administrative patent validity challenges are not appealable to Article III...
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About Us

The IP and Trade Secret attorneys at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., have extensive courtroom, jury and non-jury trial and tribunal experience representing industrial, financial, individual and business clients in IP counseling, infringement litigation, trade secret protection and misappropriation litigation, and the overall creation and protection of intellectual property rights. From our law office in Pittsburgh, we serve clients in Pennsylvania and other states. Our Trade Secret Law Practice is federally trademark identified by DTSALaw®. We practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and we and our partners and affiliates apply for and prosecute applications for patents, trademarks and copyrights. IP section chair Henry Sneath, in addition to his litigation practice, is currently serving as a Special Master in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in complex patent litigation by appointment of the court. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Lawyers | Infringement Litigation | Attorneys | Patent, Trademark, Copyright, DTSALaw®

Henry Sneath Pittsburgh Business Litigation Lawyer. Pittsburgh Strong.® DTSALaw® Complex Case Mediation and ADR

Henry M. Sneath

Co-Chair of Houston Harbaugh’s Litigation Practice, and Chair of its Intellectual Property Practice, Henry Sneath is a trial attorney, mediator, arbitrator and Federal Court Approved Mediation Neutral and Special Master with extensive federal and state court trial experience in cases involving commercial disputes, breach of contract litigation, intellectual property matters, patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, DTSA claims, cyber security and data breach prevention, mitigation and litigation, probate trusts and estates litigation, construction claims, eminent domain, professional negligence lawsuits, pharmaceutical, products liability and catastrophic injury litigation, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith claims. He is currently serving as both lead trial counsel and local co-trial counsel in complex business and breach of contract litigation, patent infringement, trademark infringement and Lanham Act claims, products liability and catastrophic injury matters, and in matters related to cybersecurity, probate trusts and estates, employment, trade secrets, federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) and restrictive covenant claims. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Lawyer. DTSALaw® PSMNLaw®