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      Dedicated to Global Protection of Invention, Innovation and Creative Arts

Acker Wood Intellectual Property Law, LLC is a Patent, Trademark and Copyright full service intellectual property law firm based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Call 412-486-1038 to speak with us regarding your intellectual property or other legal needs. Our firm provides legal services to a wide range of clients, from sole inventors and small business owners to start-up companies, large corporations, and universities.

At Acker Wood IP Law, we take pride in providing our clients with the expertise and resources of a mega law firm, but with the personalized service, attention, efficiency and affordability of a streamlined, intellectual property law firm without the drawbacks encountered in larger law firms. Read more about our services.

Call 412-486-1038 for a free 20-minute telephone consultation to inquire about patenting your invention, registering your trademark, copyrighting your creation, or our other legal services, such as Patent Infringement cases, Patentability Searches, Licensing, Nondisclosure, Software Development and other Agreements; Business entity formation, such as forming an LLC, Partnership, Corporation or filing for a fictitious name; and State or Federal Civil litigation.

We are  proud to announce the issuance of our

latest patent, U.S. Patent No. 11,641,946, titled "Multi-Directional Gliding Arm Rest Pad Device" as well as our second Covid-19-related patent U.S. Patent No. 11,066,712, titled "Rapid Viral Assay. " Click on the patent numbers above to view the patents.

Click here to view a sample of the many patents we have prepared and issued.


Gwen R. Acker Wood, Ph.D., Esq., Founder of the firm, has wide-ranging experience providing both intellectual property and other legal services, such as procuring, protecting and maximizing commercial value of all forms of intellectual property, including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets, both in the United States and internationally; Patent, Trademark and Copyright Infringement litigation; Business entity formation; and Contract preparation such as Nondisclosure and Licensing Agreements. Dr. Acker Wood is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years' experience and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Ohio, the Western District Court of PA, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 


We offer a free 20-minute consultation to discuss your intellectual property or other legal needs.  Call us today at 412-486-1038.

                                                                                                   Client Testimonials*

"Gwen is a fantastic attorney. In today's day and age it seems most people aren't concerned about the quality of their work product and/or don't take much pride in what they do. I can tell you that Gwen takes an enormous amount of pride in her work, she is very detail oriented, and she is extremely passionate about what she does. Most importantly, Gwen will give you her full attention and focus. Gwen is hands-down the best attorney that I have ever worked with. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an excellent passionate attorney that is extremely detail oriented."

- Nick S.


"Dr. Acker Wood is an exceptional patent attorney. We have depended on her for several years. She has been instrumental in assisting us with time-sensitive material: she is more than capable of working under a deadline, and still maintains her focus to detail. We would not think of calling on any other patent attorney!"

- Jonathan Faro, M.D.

"Gwen was absolutely amazing to work with. We came to her with what we believed to be a very complex trademark opposition and she was able to guide us through the trademark opposition process and make the arguments to support our case resulting in a successful outcome. We couldn't have asked for more in an intellectual property law attorney. Highly recommend."

-Jim Sheppard

"Gwen is a fantastic advisor, very knowledgeable, and provides outstanding service. I highly recommend working with her firm for any intellectual property needs!!"

- Jeff Patterson


"I highly recommend Gwen Acker Wood for all of your intellectual property, trademark, and patent needs. Her knowledge of trademark law, sharp mind, and her passion for justice have been a real blessing for us. We are involved in a serious "David and Goliath" of a case and Gwen has helped us navigate the turbulence of this case with ease. It's been a rewarding experience within itself working with Gwen. She's professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and gets things done. If you find yourself in a position where you need a good trademark attorney, look no further than Acker Wood Intellectual Property Law."

- Carly Emerick

"It was a real pleasure to work with Gwen on my patent application. She works extremely hard for you, and she is always available and willing to work with you any time of day or night, even weekends. Thanks again Gwen"

- Troy Kelosky

"We highly recommend this law firm for all your legal needs. Gwen did an excellent job taking care of our requests and in a timely manner. Again, thank you."

- Ankur Patel


"Gwen is an honest, experienced attorney and she promptly provides excellent legal advice. I have enjoyed doing business with her."

- Spyros Macris

* Testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Notice. Information provided on this website should not be deemed as constituting legal advice or as creating an attorney-client relationship with website visitors. Legal advice should be sought from and rendered by competent legal counsel familiar with particular facts and circumstances after legal counsel has properly conducted a conflict check relating to representation issues that might be present. Please do not send us any information concerning your particular legal situation until after consultation with us. Thank you for visiting our website. Copyright 2022, Acker Wood Intellectual Property Law, LLC. All rights reserved.


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