Barry J. Coyne

Barry J. Coyne



  • University of Chicago Law School, 1995, J.D., with honors
  • University of Cincinnati, 1991, MSc, Aerospace Engineering, Fluid Mechanics and a minor in Propulsion Systems
  • University of Notre Dame, 1988, B.S., summa cum laude, Aerospace Engineering, Received the 1988 Zahm Award as the number-one-ranked graduate in aerospace engineering

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Barry concentrates his practice in matters relating to litigation and counseling in intellectual property. He has been involved in all aspects of complex patent litigation in cases throughout the country related to railroad and transportation equipment, medical devices, electrical equipment, mining equipment, printing equipment, software, and respiratory safety and therapy devices. Barry has been extensively involved in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit related to patent litigation involving medical devices and other technologies, and has participated in briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court related to medical devices and claim construction. Barry also has experience in trade secret misappropriation litigation relating to genotyping and railroad technology, trademark and copyright infringement litigation, and general litigation matters in state and federal court.

In addition to litigation, Barry works extensively in the areas of technology and software licensing, intellectual property due diligence, and patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and opinion work.

Employment History

  • 1995 - Reed Smith
  • 1988 - GE Aircraft Engines (Cincinnati, Ohio and El Toro, California)
    • Design Engineer – Worked in mechanical, aerodynamic and thermodynamic design, and in product support on a variety of large commercial and military jet engine lines. Successfully completed a three-year multidiscipline advanced course in Engineering.
  • 1987 - U.S. Navy – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, D.C.)
    • Engineering Intern – Worked on the design of remotely-piloted aircraft.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Inns of Court, The Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property Chapter – Master
  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The TechLaw Group (an international network of law firms) – Committee Member