Robert L Wagner

Robert L Wagner

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
  • Illinois, Pennsylvania, US Patent & Trademark Office
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Summary

I am counsel at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. where I focus my practice in the intellectual property and complex civil litigation areas. In particular, I have represented plaintiffs and defendants in dozens of patent infringement lawsuits throughout the country. I also have experience representing clients at trial, having successfully represented plaintiffs in a case with in a multi-million dollar jury verdict, and on appeal, having successfully argued before the Federal Circuit. I also devote a substantial amount of my practice to prosecuting patent applications on behalf of my clients. I am licensed to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and Illinois, as well as being a registered patent attorney before the US Patent and Trademark Office. I am currently admitted to practice before the following federal courts: US District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Northern District of Ohio, Northern District of Illinois (trial bar), and Central District of Illinois and the US Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Sixth, and Seventh Circuits.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
Additional Practice Area
  • Commercial Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Pennsylvania
US Patent & Trademark Office
6th Circuit
7th Circuit
Federal Circuit
US District Court for the CD Illinois
US District Court for the ND Illinois
US District Court for the ND Ohio
US District Court for the WD Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
- Current
Associate
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP
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I was an associate in the Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups, where I handled dozens of patent litigation and complex commercial matters for a variety of Fortune 500 and regional companies throughout the United States.
Law Clerk
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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Law clerk for the Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley. While clerking for Judge O'Malley, I assisted her in teaching a Patent Litigation course at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Judge O'Malley is currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Education
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude Order of the Coif Concentration in Litigation with Honors
Activities: Law Review
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Ph.D. / Applied Physics
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During my time here, I conducted research at the National Science Foundation's Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS) under the direction of Dr. Donald P. Umstadter and Dr. Gerard Mourou. I authored or co-authored over two dozen papers on ultrafast optics and high energy phenomena, including my thesis--"Laser-Plasma Electron Accelerators and Nonlinear, Relativistic Optics"--and presented my research at over a dozen conferences. In addition, my research was featured in the New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week.
Claremont Consortium of Colleges - Harvey Mudd College
B.S. / Physics
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While at Harvey Mudd, I conducted research in low-temperature resistivity measurements with Prof. James Eckert.
Awards
Pennsylvania SuperLawyer in IP
SuperLawyer
Pennsylvania SuperLawyer in IP Litigation
SuperLawyer
Professional Associations
ABA
Member
Current
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member
Current
DRI
Member
Current
Illinois Bar Association
Member
Current
Allegheny County Bar Association
Member
Current
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Member
Current
Optical Society of America
Member
Current
American Physical Society
Member
Current
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Contact & Map
Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
444 Liberty Avenue
Suite 1105
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
USA
Telephone: (412) 288-4387