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Henry M Sneath

Henry M Sneath

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  • Intellectual Property, Business Law, Employment Law ...
  • Pennsylvania
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Biography

Mr. Sneath is a Shareholder and Director at Pittsburgh's Houston Harbaugh, P.C. law firm. He is a business litigation, IP and tort trial lawyer who has tried over 95 cases to verdict and specializes in business and commercial litigation, intellectual property, patent, trademark and copyright infringement, cybersecurity and data breach, employment litigation, products liability, industrial accidents, toxic torts and insurance coverage bad faith litigation. He is a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator and is currently serving as a Federal Court Special Master in patent infringement and complex matters. He received his J.D. degree in 1983 from Duquesne University School of Law where he now serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Trade Secret Law and the Law of Trademarks and Unfair Competition. During law school, he served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He has been designated by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the fields of Business and Intellectual Property Litigation and is listed in 5 litigation categories of Best Lawyers in America: Commercial, Intellectual Property, Patent, Personal Injury Defense and Legal Malpractice Litigation. He was the 2011-2012 President and Member of the Board of Directors of the 22,000 member international lawyer organization DRI (Defense Research Institute), and is the former Chair of its Commercial Litigation Committee and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. He is a frequent lecturer and course planner for seminars on a wide range of business litigation, products liability, intellectual property and litigation topics. He is the former editor of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's (PBA) Civil Litigation Section newsletter magazine and Former Chair of the PBA Intellectual Property Law Section. He is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is a member of IADC, USLAW NETWORK, ADTA, ABA, AIPLA and PIPLA (American and Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Associations).

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Litigation, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Trademarks
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Patents
Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation
Legal Malpractice
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Insurance Defense
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Utilities
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Trade Secrets, DTSA and Unfair Competition
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Federal Court Appointed Special Master
  • Cybersecurity and Data Breach: Prevention, Mitigation and Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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3rd Circuit
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United States District Courts Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Shareholder/Director
Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
- Current
Mr. Sneath has extensive federal and state court trial experience in cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, construction claims, professional negligence lawsuits, pharmaceutical and products liability litigation, toxic torts, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith claims. He is currently representing clients in products liability, trademark and copyright matters and in patent litigation matters pursuant to the Local Patent Rules promulgated by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. These rules are designed to make the Pennsylvania Western District a forum of choice for patent infringement and invalidation actions. He is also prepared to assist out-of-state law firms and their clients with the intricacies of these Local Patent Rules which provide a procedural mechanism for accelerated case disposition, and numerous changes to the processes of Federal Rule 26 disclosure, claim construction, use of experts and infringement and invalidation contention disclosure. He has tried over 95 cases to jury and non-jury verdict in Federal and State Court jurisdictions and has helped clients resolve disputes through a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures. Mr. Sneath has also devoted Pro Bono time to the representation of battered women in Protection from Abuse hearings and trials and is active in his Church and community.
Shareholder/Principal
Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.
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Mr. Sneath has extensive federal and state court trial experience in cases involving commercial disputes, intellectual property matters, construction claims, professional negligence lawsuits, pharmaceutical and products liability litigation, toxic torts, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith claims. He is currently representing clients in products liability, trademark and copyright matters and in patent litigation matters pursuant to the Local Patent Rules promulgated in 2005 by the Judges of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. These rules are designed to make the Pennsylvania Western District a forum of choice for patent infringement and invalidation actions. He is also prepared to assist out-of-state law firms and their clients with the intricacies of these Local Patent Rules which provide a procedural mechanism for accelerated case disposition, and numerous changes to the processes of Federal Rule 26 disclosure, claim construction, use of experts and infringement and invalidation contention disclosure. He has tried over 90 cases to jury and non-jury verdict in Federal and State Court jurisdictions and has helped clients resolve disputes through a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures. Mr. Sneath has also devoted Pro Bono time to the representation of battered women in Protection from Abuse hearings and trials and is active in his Church and community.
Partner
Doepken, Keevican and Weiss
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Partner
Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek and Eck
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Education
Harvard Law School
Program On Negotiation | Complex Negotiation, Mediation, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Arbitration
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Duquesne University
J.D.
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Hamilton College
B.A | English, Economics
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Honors: Clark Prize for Most Outstanding Public Speaker
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Awards
2012 Defense Lawyer of the Year
Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Business and Intellectual Property Litigation
Super Lawyers
Best Lawyers in Business, Intellectual Property, Patents, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice Litigation categories
Best Lawyers in America
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
Member
Current
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American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Member
Current
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Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)
Member
Current
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Allegheny County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow
Current
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IADC
Current
Activities: Business Litigation and Products Liability Committees
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Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)
Member
- Current
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DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Past President
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Activities: Henry Sneath served as an Officer and Past President of DRI, a 22,000 member international organization of lawyers who primarily defend businesses and individuals in civil litigation. For more information, please visit: www.dri.org or www.dritoday.org
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Publications
Articles & Publications
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Speaking Engagements
Trade Secret / DTSA Law Class, Adjunct Professor Lecture, Duquesne University School of Law
Serving as Adjunct Professor of Trade Secret Law at Duquesne University School of Law
Certifications
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Best Lawyers In America
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyers In Pennsylvania
Law and Politics Magazine
10/10 Superb
Avvo
Websites & Blogs
Website
Houston Harbaugh Website with Sneath Bio
Website
Website
Blog
PIT IP Tech Blog
Contact & Map
Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
401 Liberty Avenue
22nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 288-4013
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed