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The Webb Law Firm Adds Distinguished IP Litigator and Patent Attorney, Frederick H. Colen

Monday, January 23, 2017

(January 23, 2017) Pittsburgh, PA - The Webb Law Firm, P.C., today announced the addition of intellectual property litigator and patent attorney, Frederick H. Colen, to their practice. Mr. Colen is a seasoned intellectual property attorney, accomplishing more than 40 years of IP law practice. His deep experience has been in U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, copyright and other related intellectual property matters and disputes. Mr. Colen is also highly adept in licensing of proprietary technology and know-how in both domestic and foreign matters.

Mr. Colen has been appointed by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania as a Special Master to the Court in patent infringement matters. In addition, as a certified Alternative Dispute Resolution neutral, Mr. Colen has served the court as a mediator, arbitrator and early neutral evaluator for patent, trademark and copyright disputes.

“We are thrilled to have Fred join our Firm and continue his practice,” said Kirk M. Miles, Director, VP and Chair of the Management Committee at The Webb Law Firm. “Many of the attorneys at Webb have worked with Fred in the past, on both sides of the table, and we greatly respect the distinguished reputation he has earned in his many years of practice.”

John McIlvaine, Director and VP at The Webb Law Firm, also commented that, “Fred is a consummate professional,” and the firm is “very happy to add Fred’s wisdom and experience to our team.”

Prior to joining The Webb Law Firm, Mr. Colen served as former head of the Intellectual Property Group at Reed Smith. In addition, he was previously president and a board member of TechLaw Group, Inc., an international network of 25 U.S. and foreign law firms with over 8,000 lawyers committed to serving the legal needs of businesses, institutions and individuals involved with technology and intellectual property issues across the globe.

Mr. Colen remains an active participant in many intellectual property organizations and events locally and nationally. He has also authored numerous articles related to his significant IP experience and continues to instruct and provide updates to businesses and educational institutions.


Since its inception dating back to 1845, The Webb Law Firm has focused on intellectual property law in the United States and assists clients’ IP needs globally through its well-established network. Today, the Pittsburgh-based firm has more than 50 patent professionals having academic degrees in a variety of technical disciplines which enables them to handle intellectual property issues and litigation in nearly all technical fields.