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Deborah Altman
Of Counsel
Webb Law | Deborah Altman
Webb Law | Deborah Altman


Deborah Altman is an Intellectual Property attorney with experience that includes managing domestic and international patent and trademark portfolios, preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical arts (organic and inorganic), conducting IP due diligence evaluations of third party IP portfolios for business development, preparation and negotiation of various intellectual property agreements including licensing and joint development agreements, as well as IP provisions of commercial agreements, and conducting freedom-to-practice and infringement investigations.

Before joining The Webb Law Firm, Deborah worked at PPG Industries, Inc. as an Assistant Counsel for PPG’s coatings, chemicals and optical products businesses. Prior to attending law school, Deborah worked as a development chemist for PPG’s automotive coatings businesses.


Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1980
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1997, J.D.
Cum Laude
Duquesne Law Review
Published: 35 Duquesne Law Review 669, Winter 1997
Comment Editor

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1986 B.S.
Major: Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA)
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Association (PIPLA)
American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA)