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William F Lang IV

Patent application Attorney at Beaver, PA

5.0   25 reviews
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  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 24 years
    Arkansas - AR 26 years
    Texas - TX 26 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    60%
    I have prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications in the electrical, electromechanical, and mechanical arts. The technologies I have worked on include electrical circuits, medical devices, software, automotive engines and engine components, magnetic storage devices, night vision devices, nuclear reactor protection systems, optical disks, circuit breakers, combustion turbines, nondestructive inspection, railroad maintenance equipment, fiber optics, and manufacturing processes.

    27 years

  2. Trademark application
    10%

    24 years

  3. Trademark infringement
    10%

    25 years

  4. Copyright application
    5%

    24 years

  5. Copyright infringement
    5%

    17 years

  6. Intellectual property
    5%

    27 years

  7. Patent infringement
    5%

    24 years

PROTECTING YOUR INNOVATIONS THROUGH CAREFUL COUNSELING, ZEALOUS ADVOCACY, AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE.

Since 1998, I have protected the ideas, inventions, and commercial identities of my clients through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. I hold degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, providing me with the technical expertise to understand the details of your inventions. I have several years of big firm and boutique firm experience - including experience with one of the largest law firms in the world and one of the oldest boutique patent law firms in the United States. I founded Lang Patent Law in 2007.

With Lang Patent Law now in its second decade, I have been trusted by a wide variety of clients, including individual inventors, startup companies, established research and development companies, and manufacturers of various sizes. Currently, about 45% of Lang Patent Law's business comes from local clients, and about 55% comes from national clients.

In addition to my practice, I also serve on the Board of Directors of Adoption Connection PA.  I have also served as a volunteer attorney with Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh and Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia.

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Top Contributor 2018,2017,2016,2015
Top Contributor
2018 2017 2016 + 1 ...
Client's Choice 2017,2015
Client's Choice
2017 2015

Location

Lang Patent Law LLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Anthony | March 21, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Question about intellectual property
I had a few questions about intellectual property infringement and could not find an accurate explanation online. Stumbled across this site and sent William a message. He called me within the hour and answered all my questions. He's a very nice guy and I really like the idea of this site for questions. Highly recommend
Posted by Bill | October 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My choice for my patent.
I had an idea and I was searching for a patent attorney. From my first meeting it was clear, I was at the right place and able to have Attorney Bill Lang as my superb resource for having my patent prepared and prosecuted with to a successful outcome. My original experience in patent law and creating my business were all at a starting point, and with Attorney Lang, his expertise and honesty in practice were exactly what I needed to help me understand every step, from research to government patent process. But I got more than that, his business network and connections allowed me to create my product with the highest level individuals who took my ideas and product to a superb outcome. The individuals that Bill referred me were exactly what I needed and like him, upheld the highest integrity and honesty. Attorney Lang was at every step not just my attorney but also became a friend who I never felt did not have the highest level of interest and expertise in my patent process. In my future business dealings their is no question whatsoever, I will always use Attorney Lang for my business dealings, or not use his business references for my business legal dealings. Attorney Lang answered every question and retuned every call or email and explained to exact detail every avenue in the patent process. If you have an idea, a company that is looking for a new idea, Attorney Lang is the place to go. Every idea has a goal to a successful patent outcome and go to market. Attorney Lang fully understands this and will professionally help and guide you.
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Posted by Bryan | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive, Knowledgeable, and Professional
Mr. Lang was very professional in his interactions with me. He followed up on all communication with me and the patent office in a timely manner and was instrumental in ultimately achieving my patent. He was strait forward in our initial consultation and all estimates and pricing for his services. If I have additional projects I would not hesitate to engage Mr. Lang service again.
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Posted by Charles | June 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work.
I was in a difficult situation with a much bigger company trying to bully me into an onerous patent infringement agreement. Bill was able to negotiate a much better deal that didn't handcuff our business. His expertise was impressive and really reduced the stress level. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Skyler | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal experence I have ever had
Was the best legal experence I ever had. Help us navigate the end of our patent issues, professionaly, quickly, and thoroughly. Highly recomended!
Posted by patrick | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
recommended attorney
I have used Attorney Lang for over 10 years for filing copyrights and trademarks. In the past I have dealt with a number of attorneys for copyright, trademarks and patents. He is without a doubt the best I have every dealt with. His knowledge concerning copyright, trademark and patent is superior to any other attorney I have dealt with and his work product is flawless and I am notified of any additional filings or renewals in a timely manner even if the timing is years from the initial filing. I would highly recommend Attorney Lang to anyone.
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Posted by Michael | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strong engineering skills, great at handholding new inventors through the process.
William helped my partner and I work through our first patent. He was very patient with my lack of understanding of the process, and watchful in helping us avoid some future missteps as well. During consultation, he helped me focus on our long term picture for the patent, and provided excellent guidance. He's got a good head for engineering, and makes wonderful recommendations for adjustments and the repercussions those changes might entail. I plan on continuing to work with William in the future.
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Posted by Robert | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Orthopaedic implant patents
I have been working with Bill for over five years and I have been extremely happy with his services. We have successfully submitted two patents that were granted and are, currently, working on a third. Bill is very quick to get back to you and I have only the highest praise for his knowledge and skill. I have never met him in person but, in today’s world, you don’t have to. I feel like I know him very well and I certainly trust his judgement completely.
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Posted by Jeanne Starmack, owner, Cat-in-the-bag LLC | August 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, trustworthy, thorough
Bill undertook trademark registration and copyrighting a video for our company. We planned to pursue a patent, but ultimately decided against doing so. Bill promptly refunded the money for the patent application, which was in a trust fund. He did the other work in a timely and professional manner. His ethics proved to be beyond exemplary. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jonathan | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patent Attorney
We have filed for, and received several patents. Mr. Lang is easy to communicate with and provides valuable guidance.
Posted by Melissa | August 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gave the most thorough answers
William answered all of my questions in great detail and was upbeat and positive in the way he responded. I had to ask him to dumb his answers down a little for me and he had no problem redoing that for me! He took the time to answer all the concerns I had and by far I got the most detailed responses from him, it helped me handle the issue I was having! Thanks William!
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Posted by Jason | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Patent Attorney
I highly recommend Bill as a Patent Attorney, he has been especially helpful for preparing and submitting a filing for me as a new inventor.
Posted by Bill LeBlanc | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patent Attorney and Trademark Attorney
Bill Lang had a patent search for my patent idea completed before I applied for the patent. After a return showed that it might be possible to obtain the patent. Bill Lang took my idea and placed it in legal speech that the patent office uses. Without his help in that are I would not have been able to submit my claim. We were successful in winning the patent. He had also assisted in helping me apply for Trademarks for the company and keep impeccable records of dates. Dates needed to renew the trademarks as a prototype takes longer to build than anticipated. Without these reminders I might have lost the trademark. He has also been instrumental in helping with contracts with outside companies to do work with my company to bring that patent idea to life. I would highly recommend him. Lastly as I have struggled financially to bring my patent idea to life he has been understanding in some late payments. This allowed me to continue to pursue this venture. I plan to keep him on as my attorney after I kickstart. You could not have a better Attorney to represent you. Sincerely, Bill LeBlanc CEO/Owner Last Chance Defense Company LCDC-A Safe Company-Since 2013
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wish there were more stars!
He is a great listener and very thorough. He seemed genuinely concerned about resolving my issue. Only consulted thus far, but would hire him.
Posted by Thomas | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attention to detail
Bill is an amazing lawyer and a tremendous asset to have representing you. The first visit he gave me all of the data I needed to fully understand the patent process, and to understand why a competent patent lawyer is highly advisable. He went on to also give me a few useful tips and a list of contacts to help my new small start-up succeed. I was highly impressed and used him throughout the process. He did a good job on the patent search. But his follow-on effort writing up the patent application was amazing. He gave painstaking attention to detail covering all of my design documentation, developing a technically concise and very complete patent application. Consideration was made for all potential design variations. The patent justification section was detailed. I seriously don't believe using any other lawyer I would have had the resulting substantial & detailed claim section that he produced: I have high confidence that he fully covered all aspects of my invention to maximize the protections that could be afforded me under patent law. He was very personable and easy to work with throughout the whole process.
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Posted by Joshua | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch IP / Patent Attorney
I've retained Bill for utility and design patent as well as trademark services. In my experience Bill took the time to clearly understand the product in detail, clearly addressed questions and concerns and provided an excellent set of deliverables on time, every time. I greatly appreciate the guidance, insight and assistance Bill has provided to me in these matters. Very highly recommended.
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Posted by Daniel | October 16, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very good advice
Attorney Lang consistently provides very good, insightful and useful information when responding to Avvo questioners. I have no doubt that his business clients greatly benefit from his practical and experienced advice. I endorse Attorney Lang without reservation.
Posted by John | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Utility patent client
As a novice to the utility patent process, I am extremely grateful for the services of attorney Bill Lang. His depth of knowledge and meticulous preparation greatly contributed to the success of my patent application. I will continue to seek his advice and legal expertise as I develope my business plan in anticipation of a successful patent award. He truly is an honest and honorable professional.
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Posted by Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services | July 9, 2015
Thankful for Bill Lang / Lang Patent Law
Bill Lang represented us throughout the process to register a copyright for a new curriculum we were publishing. His work on our behalf was extremely thorough, and his communication with us was thoughtful, clear and timely. He went out of his way to help us. We would speak most highly of him to anyone needing the legal services he provides.
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Posted by Todd | June 15, 2015
Intellectual Property Attorney
I have worked with Bill on multiple projects. Whether it is a trademark, copyright, or patent, Bill is very knowledgeable and thorough. He has always done what he says he will do in a timely manner and is very accessible. Working with the patent office is very complex and Bill understands what the examiners look for and how they think. Without a doubt Bill has saved me money because he fully understands their processes and how to 'give and take' to get applications approved. While I don't have experience with other IP attorneys I can't imagine finding a better, more competent one than Bill Lang. I also find him very fair and accurate in his billings.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder, Owner
  • Lang Patent Law LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Patent attorney
  • DLA Piper US LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Patent Attorney
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Patent attorney
  • Paul & Paul
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Patent attorney
  • Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Geneva College
  • BSE
  • 2010
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Binge Responsibly LLC v. Power Hour LLC
  • Our opposition was sustained, and Power Hour was not registered, a win for us.

Associations

  • Beaver County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Adoption Connection PA
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Charles Thomas Pearson Scholarship
  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • 1995
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Publications

  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Intellectual Property Overview for Non-Intellectual Property Practitioners
  • 2011
  • National Law Journal
  • Inequitable Conduct May Apply to Post-Filing Data
  • 2003
  • Smart Business Pittsburgh
  • Internet Metatags: The Hidden Liability within Hidden Text
  • 2003
  • National Law Journal
  • Washington Redskins Gain Coup Over Service Mark Foes
  • 2003
  • Lawyers Journal (ACBA)
  • Internet Metatags: The Hidden Liability within Hidden Text
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Entrepreneurship class
  • Intellectual Property Overview
  • 2014
  • Entrepreneurship class
  • Intellectual Property Overview
  • 2013
  • Breakfast Club
  • Intellectual Property Issues Faced by Business Owners
  • 2011
  • Beaver County Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Overview for Non-Intellectual Property Practitioners
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (21)
Endorse William
Copyright infringement Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Other
"Bill represented my firm in an untrue accusation of copyright infringement. He was quick and compassionate. He included my considerations in his arguments. He followed up with each communication. I really appreciated his client communication with me and his professionalism. I highly endorse Bill!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. William is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Trademark infringement Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several business connections and clients to Attorney Lang, who always provides a well-crafted response, attention to detail, and thorough and competent representation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've read nearly a hundred of Attorney Lang's responses to Avvo questions. Without exception, his responses are legally sound, insightful, wise and -- most important -- business savvy. I strongly endorse him and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking intellectual property advice."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Bill is the consummate patent attorney whom I hold in highest regard for his progress and professional success - which I watched grow first hand. I first met Bill as a law firm associate where I supervised his always meticulous work - because of that attention to detail, he also gets the big picture, and translates those details into meaningful, common sense help for clients. He understands the importance of every step of the legal process as well as how it fits into a client's business; as a further testament to both his character and professional judgment, Bill never lets a detail slide if he feels he does not fully understand its import. Since working with Bill, my legal practice focus evolved to Trademarks exclusively, and so I can without hesitation say that should I need a patent application prepared I would trust Bill with all mine. On a personal note, I always thanked him for introducing me to the enjoyment of shooting skeet. Bill's an all around guy and family man."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Lang. We often post answers to the same legal inquiries on Avvo. Invariably, I agree with Mr. Land's answers. His advice is knowledgable, well thought out, detailed and complete."
Patent application Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers on this forum are thorough as it relates to the subject matter and consistently accurate."
Patent application Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Here’s why I am endorsing Mr. Lang…I’m a relatively new attorney, some of my practice areas overlap with areas where Mr. Lang posts replies to Avvo questions, and every time I read one of his answers I’m impressed, impressed with his legal knowledge, his demeanor, and his word crafting skills. Quite frankly, I’ve learned more from his posts than the many CLE’s I’ve paid for. And I can tell from the quality of his posts, he has no need of my endorsement nor to be taking his time in answering Avvo questions. But he does and I’m thankful for it. And if you’re in need of IP legal services (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrecy, etc.), Mr. Lang is one of the first places I’d go for a consultation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Interacting with William is a pleasure, and I always come away with a new respect for his depth of knowledge and his ability to navigate a situation. I hope to do more work with him in the future."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I was a co-worker of attorney William F. Lang IV in two law firms. I found him to be a conscientious, dedicated, hardworking, ethical, and skilled professional."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sometimes one Avvo answer is enough. The answer of Mr. Lang was not only accurate and analytic, it was so customized to the needs of the Avvo asker as to convey considerable value. These are all qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Patent application Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bill is a very competent attorney who has integrity and ethics. I previously worked with Bill at a prior law firm and I have kept in touch with him ever since. He is a master of his craft."
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Top Contributor 2018
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Beaver Patent application Lawyer William F Lang IV
William F Lang IV
Patent application Attorney
Beaver, PA
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available