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Bryan H. Opalko

Bryan H. Opalko


Pittsburgh, PA

How Bryan Helps Clients

Bryan's approach is to understand the client's goals; provide practical, business-oriented legal advice; and share that advice in a manner the client can understand.

Bryan has more than 24 years of experience in all areas of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret law, with extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution (both utility and design) before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as international and foreign patent offices. He also has experience in a very wide range of technologies.

I think it's important to learn about the client's entire business, to be able to discern how what we are doing might impact other areas of the enterprise.

Bryan has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2019 under the Trademark Law category.

In addition, Bryan:

  • Helps clients develop intellectual property (IP) programs and strategies.
  • Advises companies on patent protection in emerging technology fields.
  • Performs due diligence investigations, for IP issues in asset purchases and merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Conducts studies and advises clients on avoiding infringement of competitors' patents.
  • Negotiates and drafts various licenses and other agreements.
  • Conducts trademark searches, registers trademarks and service marks and handles trademark disputes.
  • Handles opposition and cancellation matters.
  • Represents clients in patent and trademark infringement matters.

What Clients Can Expect

Bryan instills confidence in clients. He understands their goals and their business; he is a straightforward, no-nonsense communicator; and he is exceptionally responsive. Clients recognize that Bryan is looking out for their business, their ideas and their best interests.

Outside the Office

Bryan likes to take advantage of the abundance of outdoor activities that are available in his home state of Pennsylvania. Depending on the season, he's likely to be found golfing, hunting or fishing.

Proof Points

  • Bryan has experience in a very wide range of technologies, including business methods and computer software and systems relating to Internet commerce and advertising methods, financial management systems, debit card transaction systems, telecommunications management and wireless communications systems, computer networks, autonomous mobile robot technology, control systems, cellular telephones and systems, disk drive and microprocessor-related technologies, semiconductor chip design, medical devices, electrode catheters, wearable defibrillators, implantable medical devices, healthcare record management, RFID systems, mineral separation systems, water desalination and purification systems, biogas conditioning systems, hazardous spill cleanup equipment, thermal transpiration devices, additive manufacturing technologies, ballistics, aluminum-based alloys, agricultural compositions, composite materials, point of purchase displays and railcar dynamic control systems and products.
  • Bryan was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition in the Trademark Law category.