September 20, 2018
Pittsburgh is filled with people trying to win patents. PPG is at the front of the line. One of an occasional series: Patented in Pittsburgh
[The Steel City has long been a bastion of innovation.
Perhaps no company better exhibited this than the former Westinghouse Electric Corp., established in 1886 as a manufacturing firm by founder George Westinghouse.
During the 20th century alone, scientists and engineers at Westinghouse were granted more than 28,000 U.S. patents — the third most of any company during that period.
“Pittsburgh has its roots in more traditional, heavy industry,” explained John W. McIlvaine III, director and vice president for Downtown-based Webb Law Firm, which specializes in patent, trademark and copyright law. “Early in my practice, there was a lot of steel-related things such as steel making and steel processing equipment.”
Now, he said, patent activity in the mix at Webb is tech-heavy. Patents related to chemicals, biotechnology and medical devices are popular.]
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