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James G. Porcelli
Of Counsel
Webb Law | James G. Porcelli
Webb Law | James G. Porcelli


James G. Porcelli has worked at The Webb Law Firm since 1997 as an associate, then shareholder, and currently Of Counsel. Jim is an Intellectual Property attorney whose practice includes United States and foreign patent prosecution, United States trademark prosecution, drafting and negotiating technology license agreements, and preparing non-infringement and validity opinions. Prior to joining The Webb Law Firm, Jim served as Senior Patent Counsel for Kennametal Inc., a Fortune 500 company, and as a Patent Attorney for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Jim also worked for Sargent & Lundy, an architectural engineering firm, as a piping analyst engineer for power plants. Jim holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and a J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He is also a frequent speaker on intellectual property matters. 


Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1987
Illinois, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1987 J.D.

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, 1976 B.S.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Honors: Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

Allegheny County Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, Former President (2008)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Franklin Park Borough Environmental Advisory Council Chair

Past Employment Positions

Kennametal Inc., Senior Patent Counsel
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Patent Attorney
Sargent & Lundy, Mechanical Engineer