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Anna Shabalov

Fax +1.412.355.6501

Anna Shabalov is an associate in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Ms. Shabalov concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, false advertising, and trade secret misappropriation. She has been involved with various aspects of litigation, including preliminary injunction briefing, fact and expert discovery, depositions, summary judgment, trial preparation, settlement, and appeal. Ms. Shabalov has litigated cases in state courts and in federal district and circuit courts, and has experience with litigation in the European Union.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Shabalov also counsels clients on licensing, non-competition agreements, copyright registration, and trademark clearance, registration, maintenance, and prosecution issues. She also litigates trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Shabalov has represented clients in the entertainment, music, education, software, industrial, consumer goods and non-profit sectors.

Ms. Shabalov’s pro bono practice includes intellectual property counseling and Section 1983 cases. She also is on the Board of Managers for the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) and an active member of the Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Managers, Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA)
  • Associate, Intellectual Property Inn of Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Board of Directors, Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Leadership Development Initiative Class of XXVII

Speaking Engagements

  • K&L Gates GC University: Ethical Engagements, November 2018
  • Protecting Yourself and Your Work: Legal Considerations for Filmmakers, 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference, May 2017

Additional Information

Other Publications
  • “The Expert in Defamation Cases” Chapter, Expert Witness Answer Book; Practising Law Institute; 2019
  • Represents software company in connection with false advertising claims against competitor; obtained Ninth Circuit reversal of CDA Section 230 immunity dismissal by district court.
  • Represents private university in district court litigation asserting patents relating to digital signal processing for computer hard drives.
  • Represents major public research university in district court litigation and related IPR involving patented technology for computer hard drives.
  • Represented major state university in district court litigation asserting a patent directed to the efficient use of network bandwidth over the Internet.
  • Represented leading provider of information security awareness and training software in obtaining successful settlement of a multi-patent infringement case brought by direct competitor.
  • Represented major state university in defense of an inventorship claim; won two motions to dismiss.
  • Represented software company in obtaining successful settlement of Lanham Act false advertising /commercial disparagement lawsuit brought against commercial website, after obtaining favorable motion to dismiss ruling on CDA Section 230 immunity issues.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company in obtaining successful settlement of trade secret misappropriation case against direct competitor in matter involving government contracts.
  • Represented medical device start-up in breach of contract and implied covenant case against acquirer.
  • Counsel for a major state university in a confidential mediation that resulted in the largest one time payment for technology transfer in its history.