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Carissa T. Howard - Pittsburgh, PA

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222- 1005

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Updated: 08/11/2020

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Lawyer


An intellectual property attorney with over 16 years of experience, Carissa's practice is focused in federal court intellectual property litigation, patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, intellectual property counseling, and contract drafting. She also has experience in intellectual property licensing and preparing due diligence, infringement and validity opinions...

About Carissa T. Howard

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Patent and Trademark Prosecution

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University
    Major: Chemical Engineering

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Directors, Dress for Success Pittsburgh

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Office Information


Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222- 1005


  • 412-281-4499

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



Representative Cases

  • Multi-party patent infringement litigation before the Eastern District of Texas involving financial transactions processing patents. Represented multiple defendant international financial institutions in series of litigations and in reexamination proceedings before the USPTO. Some cases tried to verdict; others settled before trial.
  • Represented patent owner involving antibody preparations technology before the Northern District of California and related reexaminations in a case involving infringement, licensing and invalidity issues.
  • Represented patent owner involving implantable pacemakers and defibrillators in various litigations involving infringement, ownership, licensing and other issues.

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