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Linda Pingitore is an Intellectual Property attorney with over thirty years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, concentrating in the chemical arts including polymer and organic chemistry. Linda’s experience includes global procurement and protection activities for patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; legal opinions on the enforceability of the intellectual property of others; freedom-to-operate opinions; preparation and negotiation of a broad spectrum of agreements including confidentiality, licensing, joint development, research services, consulting, and the intellectual property aspects of other commercial agreements and M&A transactional agreements; intellectual property due diligence for M&A activities; and managing interparties proceedings involving intellectual property issues including patent, trademark and trade secret litigation, and patent revocation proceedings. In addition to her membership in various professional organizations, she has served as a speaker on panels for the AIPLA Chemical Practice Committee, the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. She also has been a participant in the Street Law Pro Bono Program.

Before joining The Webb Law Firm, Linda was Corporate Counsel for PPG Industries, Inc. and was responsible for global management of the full range of intellectual property legal matters of the chemicals and optical products businesses. She also was responsible for the intellectual property litigation for all of PPG’s businesses. Earlier in her career with PPG, as Corporate Counsel for Fiber Glass and Aerospace, she had similar global responsibility for the intellectual property legal matters of these businesses, as well as the corporate-wide responsibility for intellectual property litigation.

Certification

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

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1980, J.D.

University of Pittsburgh – Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976, B.S.
Major: Biochemistry

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Local Patent Rules Advisory Committee of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Master member of the Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Adjunct Professor at the University Pittsburgh School of Law from 2005 to 2014