Leland P. Schermer

(412) 338-3990
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • False Advertising and Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets (Obtain, Enforce, License)
  • Negotiation of Business Contracts/Agreements, Distribution Agreements, R&D Agreements, and Other Contracts
  • Entertainment Law
  • Technology Law
  • Computer Law
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Franchise Law and Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • University of Michigan, College of Engineering, B.S.E., 1979
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1982
  • AV Preeminent Rated (Martindale Hubbell)
  • President of law school class
  • Professor, Trademark Protection and Litigation Law, University of Pittsburgh, 1999-2007
  • Appointed Special Master in Patent Cases
  • Selected 16 Times By Parties and/or Judges in Pennsylvania and New York as Mediator For Intellectual Property Cases
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, First, Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania; Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, and Northern District of Illinois

Leland P. Schermer has litigated all forms of intellectual property, technology and business disputes in state and federal courts across the nation. He has been lead counsel in over 60 intellectual property disputes in his career, including a Multi-District Litigation involving 26 patent infringement cases concerning fintech encryption technology for mobile phones. He worked on Polaroid v. Kodak, the first billion-dollar patent case, as a young lawyer. He has also drafted numerous agreements in a wide variety of fields, including licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, research and development agreements; employment agreements; and commercial agreements.