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Education

  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (registered patent attorney)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

David G. Oberdick is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Corporate & Business Law, and Business Litigation Groups and has a diverse client base that bridges these practice areas. Mr. Oberdick’s business litigation experience includes cases involving issues of intellectual property, such as infringement and misappropriation litigation, restrictive covenants, licensing disputes, injunction proceedings, and related breach of contract issues. Over the last 25 plus years, he has also counseled and litigated significant claims for clients in other complex commercial matters, such as insurance coverage, oil & gas, breach of contract, municipal law/zoning and business disputes, as well as alternative dispute resolution.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Local Patent Rules Committee, Member
    • Committee assisted in drafting new Local Patent Rules for the Western District Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Appointed as a Special Master, Mediator, and Early Neutral Evaluator
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Federal Court Section, Former Council Member
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Intellectual Property Moot Court, Faculty Advisor, 2004 – Present
  • The Tepper Venture Challenge, Former Sponsor and Regular Judge
    • An undergraduate business plan competition held annually by the Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Association of Carnegie Mellon University
  • Avonworth School Board, Member, 2006 – Present
    • President, 2014 – 2015
  • Allegheny County Ethics Commission, Former Chair
  • Ohio Township Planning Commission
  • Avonworth Municipal Authority, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1995 – 2000
  • Represents and provides counsel to companies and individuals on intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software and technology licensing, computer law, e-commerce, and related internet contracts, as well as warranty/privacy issues.
  • Provides assistance to clients in related business matters involving entity formation, financing, acquisition due diligence, review and drafting of terms and conditions for sales agreements, and review of employment and independent contractor agreements.
  • Counsels clients in property matters relating to oil & gas matters, including lease review/negotiation, review of environmental issues, right-of-way review, and acquisitions, as well as related litigation, including quiet title/ejectment claims.
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1986 – magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1983 – magna cum laude
  • “Business Workshop: Bigger Penalties for Patent Infringement,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, July 5, 2016.
  • “Five Key Aspects of New Federal Trade Secret Protection Law,” Co-author, MUS Client Advisory, May 13, 2016.
  • “Good Faith Not Enough on Patent Infringement, Supreme Court Says,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 8, 2015.
  • “Copyright Law Debate Rages Over DMCA Takedowns,” Co-author, The Legal Intelligencer, October 15, 2014.
  • “Business Workshop: New Domains are Trademark Headaches,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, August 12, 2014.
  • “Special Masters In Western District Of Pennsylvania Help Expedite Patent Cases,” Meritas IP Newsletter, April 2014.
  • “7 Persistent Myths About Intellectual Property,” Entrepreneur website, March 18, 2014.
  • “Debunking The Myths Surrounding Natural Gas Title Washing: ‘How Can One’s Title Be Divested If Natural Gas Was Not And Cannot Be the Subject Of A Proper Real Estate Tax Assessment?’” Co-author, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, February 13, 2014.
  • “Business Workshop: Feds Look to Improve IP Enforcement,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, October 21, 2013.
  • “Business Workshop: No Harm, No Lawsuit,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Business Workshop, March 11, 2013.
  • “Making E-Discovery As Low-Cost As Possible,” Pittsburgh Business Times, February 15, 2013.
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Pennsylvania
  • Selected to the 2012-2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® List
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Pennsylvania
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Litigation-Intellectual Property “Lawyer of the Year” in Pennsylvania
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Pennsylvania
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers®, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers,® and American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel’s Top Lawyers