Barry J. Coyne is an experienced intellectual property and trial attorney with an engineering background. His practice includes all aspects of securing and enforcing intellectual property rights, including prosecution, litigation, agreements, opinions, and counseling involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Barry handled litigation involving utility and design patents, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, copyrights, license, contract and antitrust claims. He litigated patent cases involving medical devices, software, databases, gaming technology, electrical engineering, mining and drilling technology, mechanical devices, and printers among other technologies.
Barry has first chair and jury trial experience and appeared before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a number of successful appeals. As part of his practice, Barry also handles inter partes reviews and reexaminations of patents, trademark oppositions, and U.S. and foreign arbitrations. He also provides patent and trademark opinions.
In addition to working with litigation and prosecution matters, he handles joint venture and technology agreements, contracts, NDAs, licenses, internet and website agreements, due diligence for transactions, intellectual property related employment agreements and policies, and client counseling. Barry also works in the areas of antitrust counseling and litigation, particularly as related to intellectual property, data security and privacy.
Prior to joining The Webb Law Firm, Barry was a partner in the Intellectual Property, Tech & Data Group at Reed Smith. Prior to becoming an attorney, Barry worked as a design and product support engineer at General Electric Aircraft Engines. He received his J.D. degree with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, a M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated summa cum laude.
Certifications and Bar Admissions
Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
United States Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Federal Circuit and U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court
University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, 1995
Honors: cum laude
University of Cincinnatti, Cincinnatti, OH, 1991
M.S. Aerospace Engineering
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1988
B.S. Aerospace Engineering
Honors: summa cum laude
Professional Associations and Memberships
American Inns of Court, The Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property Chapter – Master
Past Employment Positions
Reed Smith, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA
Partner, Associate and Summer Associate (1994-2018)
Wallenstein, Wagner & Hattis, Ltd. Chicago, IL, Summer Associate (1993)
General Electric Aircraft Engines, Evendale, OH, Engineer (1988-1992)
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., Engineer Intern (1987)