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Anna Shabalov

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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, and settlement. She also counsels clients on licensing, copyright registration, trademark prosecution, and proceedings in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Shabalov has represented clients in the entertainment, music, 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 an active member of the Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

Professional Background

Ms. Shabalov was a summer associate at K&L Gates in 2011 and 2012.

Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Yourself and Your Work: Legal Considerations for Filmmakers, 3 Rivers Screenwriters Conference, May 2017
  • Represents software company in connection with false advertising claims against competitor.
  • Represents a leading provider of information security awareness and training software in a multi-patent competitor case.
  • Represents major state university in defense of an inventorship claim; won two motions to dismiss.
  • Obtained favorable motion to dismiss ruling on CDA Section 230 immunity issues for software company in Lanham Act false advertising/commercial disparagement case.
  • 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.