John W. McIlvaine III is an Intellectual Property attorney with extensive experience in patent procurement, patent enforcement, trademark registration, trademark enforcement, licensing, and litigation. His practice involves a substantial amount of international intellectual property law, and he counsels a wide range of clients – from individual inventors to Fortune 500 companies. John is actively involved with IP programs and initiatives, sharing expertise as a community leader, educator, and author. He is a certified arbitrator and an Approved Early Neutral Evaluator for Intellectual Property cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He has served as mediator, special master, and patent-law expert witness in numerous IP litigation matters, and he is co-chair of the local court’s IP Advisory Committee.
John has published articles on IP topics and is an adjunct professor with the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In 2004, John and patent attorneys from several area law firms and corporations worked together, in cooperation with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, to draft a state-of-the-art set of rules and procedures for the conduct of patent litigation, which were recently updated.
He has also been ranked and honored (2009-2010) by the legal directory Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which has characterized him as a “stand-up guy and an impressive attorney.”
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Certified Arbitrator, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Bar Admissions and Licensure
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, 1989 J.D.
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1986 B.S.
Major: Petroleum Engineering
Professional Associations and Memberships
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Co-chair, IP Advisory Committee
Allegheny County Bar Association Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 1999
Washington County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association Chair, Intellectual Property Section, 2001-2002
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 2012-2013
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Approved Early Neutral Evaluator for Intellectual Property cases pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
International Trademark Association
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh Law School
Board of Trustees, Washington Health System