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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 needs.  Our firm services a wide range of clients, from sole inventors and small business owners to start-up companies and large corporations.

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 any of our other intellectual property services.

We are  proud to announce the issuance of our

latest patent, U.S. Patent No. 11,137,185, titled "System and Method of Hot Gas Defrost Control for Multistage Cascade Refrigeration System," 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.

Dr. Gwen Acker Wood, PhD, Esq.

Gwen R. Acker Wood, Ph.D., Esq., Founder of the firm, has wide-ranging experience in 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.  Dr. Acker Wood is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years experience, admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Ohio, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  

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

What is Intellectual Property (IP)?

Intellectual property (IP) refers to any creation of the mind that the law protects from unauthorized use by others. Such creations include inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. The ownership of intellectual property creates a limited or perpetual monopoly in the protected property, depending on the type of creation. Intellectual property may be protected by patent, copyright, trademark, or as a trade secret.

Patents protect inventions. Trademarks protect brands and source identifiers. Copyrights protect the expression of an idea fixed in a tangible medium. Trade secret rights protect information that has business value and is not publicly known. Contracts are entered into between at least two parties and define the right and obligations of the parties.

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