Beck & Thomas, P.C.

Paul A. BeckPaul A. Beck

Director and Shareholder


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.

Representative Matters:

  • 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


  • 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
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement:

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • 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)
“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

Honors and Awards:

  • 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
  • Listed under Intellectual Property Law in Chambers USA’s “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business”
  • Listed under Intellectual Property Law in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory


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

Military Service:

  • Captain U.S. Army

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