Beck & Thomas, P.C.

Paul A. BeckPaul A. Beck

Director and Shareholder
412-343-9700

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Lawyers refer their clients to Paul for intellectual property law because of his experience and his understanding of the needs of small and medium sized businesses. Paul helps clients to understand and weigh the advantages and limitations of each available option under intellectual property law.

Intellectual Property Law Experience:

  • Special Master for Federal District courts in patent litigation in Markman Hearings and decided motions for summary judgment on validity, infringement and inequitable conduct
  • Mediator in trademark and patent litigation
  • Arbitrator in licensing litigation
  • Expert Witness in patent and trademark litigation
  • Lead Counsel for patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and covenants not-to-compete in both jury and bench trials in Federal Courts, state court trials, trials before the International Trade Commission and with European patent matters at The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Over 35 years of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution experience.
“Paul Beck of Beck & Associates is exceedingly well regarded in Pittsburgh, and has considerable expertise in a full range of IP matters. He is a popular expert witness in patent litigation and trademark litigation cases.”  – Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Admitted: Pennsylvania Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh and Federal Circuit, United States District Court for The Western District of Pennsylvania, registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Listed: Named as the “Pittsburgh Best Lawyers Patent Law Lawyer of the Year for 2012”; listed under “Intellectual property law” in The Best Lawyers in America 1997-Present Editions, Chambers USA’s “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business”, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

“Paul Beck has successfully acquired patents* throughout the world in a variety of technical fields such as mechanical, electrical, ethical drugs, metallurgy and environmental. Beck has also been involved with patents, trademarks, package design, unfair competition, copyrights, licensing and trade secrets cases in the federal courts.”  – Duquesne University Times

Member: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (President 1989–1990), American Inns of Court, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1997–2000, Duquesne Law School Alumni Association (President 1999–2000)

Education:
Duquesne University Law School, LL.B.
Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S., Electrical Engineering

Military Service:
Captain U.S. Army
ISLN: 909162854

* An attorney’s record of success in acquiring patents is no guarantee of success in any future applications.