Press Release July 2021 – Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. announces that James Saragosa has joined the firm as a patent agent. Prior to joining Fiala & Weaver, Mr. Saragosa worked as a patent engineer for a Fortune 500 semiconductor company. His work covered a variety of intellectual property matters, including drafting patent applications, supporting domestic and international litigation campaigns, and providing infringement, validity, freedom to operate, and other analyses. Mr. Saragosa brings more than 5 years of experience working closely with engineers and attorneys within the semiconductor industry to his work as a patent agent. Mr. Saragosa attended Arizona State… Read more »

Press Release June 2020 – Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. announces that Lydia A. Scarpelli has joined the firm as a patent agent. Prior to joining Fiala & Weaver, Ms. Scarpelli developed her patent prosecution expertise while working with three intellectual property law firms in Chicago. There she worked on patent prosecution in domestic and international settings. Ms. Scarpelli brings more than 10 years of experience in engineering roles to her work as a patent agent. She previously served as a systems engineer at Lucent Technologies and worked as a cellular radio engineer at Ameritech Cellular. Ms. Scarpelli has experience in… Read more »

Fiala & Weaver has promoted both Syed Ahmed and Nathan Black to the position of Director. The promotions were effective as of January 1, 2020. “Congratulations to these outstanding members of our firm,” said founding partners Tom Fiala and Jeff Weaver. “Both have proven themselves as able patent attorneys, and provide the highest levels of service to our clients. We are proud to have them join us in leading our firm into the future.”

Press Release January 2018 – Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. announces that Chris Hivick has joined the firm as an attorney. Prior to joining Fiala & Weaver, Mr. Hivick was an attorney for a multinational telecommunications and entertainment company and also worked at a law firm in the patent litigation department. Prior to law school, Mr. Hivick worked for an integrated circuit design startup company performing transistor level IC design, layout and verification. Mr. Hivick subsequently worked as a software design engineer in test for a multinational software company in product lines involving relational and hierarchical databases. Mr. Hivick has experience… Read more »

Press Release June 2017 Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C., has been included in the 2017 edition of IAM’s Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, an extensive guide identifying leading private practice patent professionals and firms in varying practice areas and regions around the world. Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. and/or individual members thereof have been named as leaders in patent law by IAM publications for nine years running. The IAM Patent 1000 features 48 country-specific chapters analyzing local patent professional services markets and detailing the firms and individuals identified as leaders in their respective fields. The tables and accompanying detailed editorial… Read more »

Press Release March 2017   Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. was the recent recipient of Corporate LiveWire’s 2017 Innovation & Excellence Award in the category of Best in IP Strategizing Services (The Americas – Washington DC). According to Editor in Chief, James Drakeford, “Innovation and excellence is the enhancement or creation of a service or product which can either save time, money and/or improve results.”  Since 2015 the Innovation & Excellence Awards have been given to businesses and firms in all sectors of business that create and use new technology and strategies to set themselves apart from the competition. Click here to… Read more »

Press Release February 2017   For the second year in a row, Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. has been named the US (DC) IP Strategy Law Firm of the Year in the ACQ5 Law Awards 2017.  ACQ5 takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of law. The site provides news and insights about the profession’s most colourful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.   The ACQ5 Law Awards are based on nominations from industry peers and in-depth research done by the ACQ5 team.  As one historic category winner said, “the event has a proven history… Read more »

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. has been named the IP Strategy Law Firm of the Year (US – DC) in the ACQ5 Law Awards 2016. ACQ is a premier global corporate magazine which yearly honors the most outstanding law firms, practice areas and individual/firm-wide professionals within the public and private sectors across the globe. Since 2008, the ACQ Law Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual awards. “Exceptional individuals, teams and firms across the marketplace represent the very best in their field from around the world and truly deserve the accolade of being an ACQ Law Award… Read more »

Fiala & Weaver P.L.L.C. was awarded Corporate LiveWire’s 2016 Innovation & Excellence Award in the category of IP Strategy Law Firm (USA). Awards Director, Elizabeth Moore, said “The Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence award winners have not only excelled within their respective sector but have also shown flexibility to adapt to industry changes.” The judging panel chooses the winners based on their innovation, client service and leadership.   Click here to learn more about Corporation LiveWire Awards