Mr. Piper maintains a diverse practice in the field of intellectual property law. Mr. Piper has extensive experience in the prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical, electrical, medical and computer technology fields. In addition, Mr. Piper has successfully litigated patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition cases in Federal Court and has represented clients in inter partes trademark proceedings conducted before the Patent and Trademark Office. He also has prepared and negotiated licensing agreements covering all aspects of intellectual property rights.
Mr. Piper received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University in 1977. At Cornell, he was inducted into the honorary engineering societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Mr. Piper received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980. He served on the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and was elected as a member of the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic legal society. Mr. Piper has served as President of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. He has also served as Vice President and Treasurer of the Association and as Chairman of the Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition Committee.
Mr. Piper has presented numerous lectures and has authored a number of papers on diverse aspects of intellectual property law. At a recent seminar of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Mr. Piper lectured on the topic entitled “Protecting Intellectual Property Rights.” Additional topics presented by Mr. Piper include “Proving Invalidity for Inventions On Sale and/or in Public Use,” the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, and issues relating to Continuation-in-Part patent applications.