Mr. Herrell has had a general intellectual property law practice for over forty years in all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law, as well as the trade secret and unfair competition fields. He has handled litigation in the federal courts and licensing matters and has also handled numerous inter partes patent and trademark proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Herrell‘s lawsuits have involved electrical, mechanical, chemical and trade secret subject matter, as well as trademarks and copyrights, including litigation concerning counterfeit and gray market goods. Mr. Herrell has also acted as a consultant and has been an expert witness in a number of intellectual property lawsuits.
Mr. Herrell received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Herrell is admitted to practice in Virginia and Pennsylvania and is active in legal related activities in Pennsylvania and nationally. He was a Delegate of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association for fifteen years and was a member of the special Disciplinary Board Study Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Herrell is a past Chairman of the Economics Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, past Chairman of the Economics Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, a past Councilman of the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, and has served several times as a member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association.
Mr. Herrell has been honored to be designated in The Best Lawyers in America and honored to be designated as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property Law, both of which are designations based on polls of lawyers. Mr. Herrell has also been listed in Who’s Who in American Law and International Who’s Who.
In addition to his other activities, Mr. Herrell co-authored an article on “Concurrent Use and Registration Rights”, published in the Journal of the American Patent Law Association, Vol. II, Issue No. 3, and has been a speaker on intellectual property law topics before professional and university groups.