Brian Samuel Malkin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Ference & Associates LLC
 | 409 Broad Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15143
Phone: 412-741-8400
Fax: 412-741-9292
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (80%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Brian Samuel Malkin is an intellectual property (IP) attorney with over 25 years of legal experience. He is the principal attorney at Ference & Associates LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and head of the firm’s anticounterfeiting and online brand protection department. 

    Mr. Malkin advises clients on patents, trademarks and other IP matters. He serves clients in cities including Pittsburgh, Altoona, Erie, Harrisburg, Johnstown, Sharon, State College and Williamsport. Experienced with all phases of the litigation process, he has appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as state and federal courts. He has also participated in numerous arbitrations and mediations. 

    In addition to his law practice, Mr. Malkin is an e-discovery special master for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a former chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section council and provides pro bono representation in employment and housing cases. Supporting his local community, he is a council member for Franklin Park, Pennsylvania, and former chair of the Franklin Park Environmental Advisory Council. 

    After graduating cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics-computer science, Mr. Malkin earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Pennsylvania state courts as well as various other courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Recognized by his peers within the legal profession, Mr. Malkin is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Intellectual Property Litigation
    • 20%Intellectual Property
    Focus Areas

    Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

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    About Brian Malkin

    Admitted: 1994, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


    • Client Gold Champion rating, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Rating of 10 out of 10, AVVO
    • 2019 and 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®, Intellectual Property Litigation in Pennsylvania
    • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, AV®Preeminent

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Special Claims Court
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Western District of Pennsylvania
    • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
    • Pennsylvania

    Educational Background:

    • Phi Beta Kappa Society
    • Edward Moffet Weyer Award recipient
    • B.A., cum laude, Mathematics-Computer Science and Philosophy, Washington & Jefferson College
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    Office Location for Brian Samuel Malkin

    409 Broad Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15143

    Phone: 412-741-8400

    Fax: 412-741-9292

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    Last Updated: 4/8/2021

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