Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

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One Oxford Centre
301 Grant Street, 20th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219, United States
Contact: Shareen Jordan
Phone: 412-562-8800
Fax: 412-562-1041
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
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  • Commercial Law & Contracts
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  • Constitutional Law
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  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
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  • Immigration Law
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Military Law
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  • Real Estate
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  • Securities Law
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  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Supreme Court Review in SAS Institute May Impact the Scope of Appealability and Estoppel in AIA Proceedings

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on the question of whether the PTAB is required to issue a final written decision with respect to every claim challenged in an IPR petition. SAS Institute Inc. v. Lee, No…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Supreme Court Curbs Venue Shopping in Patent Infringement Cases—Delaware Likely to See Increase in Infringement Actions

Venue Shopping Used for Decades Has Been Curtailed - For the last 25 years, patent owners have taken advantage of a broad interpretation of venue rules to pursue infringement claims in more plaintiff-friendly…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Unpaid Real Estate Tax Can Become a Lien on All of a Property Owner’s Real Estate in Pennsylvania

The basic notion that unpaid real estate taxes may become a lien against property for which those taxes have been assessed and gone unpaid is commonplace to many. The framework for this process is contained in statutes such as…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

The ABCs of Statutory Consumer Protection Liability

The number of consumer claims filed since the Great Recession has skyrocketed. These claims include alleged violations of an “alphabet soup” of federal and state consumer protection statutes. These statutes allow prevailing…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection

News from Second and State

This week’s big news is not from the General Assembly, but from the Commonwealth’s judicial branch. Candidates in party primary elections squared off on Tuesday for a shot to run for positions on the Commonwealth, Superior and…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics, Health, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Worth Another Look: Municipal Primary Election Results

The 2017 municipal primary election came and went with little fanfare. Perhaps the nerves of Pennsylvania voters needed a break following the tense and seemingly never-ending 2016 general election. Here is a lay of the land for…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Patent Owner Comments During an IPR Can Lead to Prosecution Disclaimer — Even for Non-Instituted Claims

The doctrine of prosecution disclaimer prevents patent owners from recapturing specific meanings of claim terms that were disclaimed during prosecution. See, e.g., Omega Eng’g, Inc. v. Raytek Corp., 334 F.3d 1314, 1323 (Fed…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap - It was a busy week in Harrisburg, with both the House of Representatives and the Senate here for one of only two weeks of voting session scheduled for this month. On Monday, the legislature continued the…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Health, Taxation

IPR Estoppel Update: District Courts are Questioning the Reasoning of Shaw But are Compelled to Follow It

Challenging the validity of a patent in an inter partes review (IPR) or post-grant review (PGR) does not come without risk. If the petitioner is unsuccessful in proving that the challenged claims of a patent are unpatentable,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

I-9 Compliance & H-1B, H-4 Visa Changes in Trump’s 1st 100 Days

Earlier this year we hosted a seminar titled “Immigration and the Trump Administration: What Every Employer Needs to Know for the First 100 Days and Beyond.” As we’re sure you’ve seen on the news, immigration has been a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Does an Exculpatory Clause Protect Trustees Against Claims of Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

The starting point for evaluating whether trustees have breached a fiduciary duty is the settlor's intent as provided in a trust instrument, and many trusts contain clauses known as "exculpatory" clauses. These clauses often are…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap - All was quiet on the Capitol front this week with neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate in Harrisburg for session. However, things will get busier for the General Assembly as we move into May and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Renting Your House out Online? Better Check the Zoning Ordinance First

Property owners should take care to review local ordinances before listing their homes and apartments as vacation rentals online. Over the past few years, the use of websites like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, which allow users to…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Worth Another Look – Judicial Races

This year’s primary election is just under two weeks away. While most of the elections being held throughout the Commonwealth are for municipal office, there are a number of judgeships up for grabs. Here’s a quick who’s who of…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Federal Circuit: AIA On-Sale Bar Applies Even if Details of Invention Are Not Publicly Disclosed

In reversing a previous U.S. District Court ruling, the Federal Circuit held on May 1, 2017 that entering into and publicizing a licensing and supply agreement may constitute an on-sale bar under the America Invents Act (AIA),…more
 /  Intellectual Property
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