Brian Samuel Malkin

Top rated Intellectual Property attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ference & Associates LLC
Brian Samuel Malkin
Ference & Associates LLC

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1994

Education: University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

Ference & Associates LLC

409 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15143 Visit website


Brian Samuel Malkin is an intellectual property (IP) attorney with 30 years of legal experience. He is a principal attorney at Ference & Associates LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and head of the firm’s anti-counterfeiting and online brand protection department.

Mr. Malkin advises clients on patents, trademarks and other IP matters. He serves clients in Sewickley, 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.

After graduating cum laude from Washington & Jefferson College with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science (1990), Mr. Malkin earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1993. He is licensed to practice law before all Pennsylvania state courts and various other courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

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 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 and Franklin Park Zoning and Appeals Board.

Acknowledged for his excellence by fellow legal professionals, Mr. Malkin is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell and was awarded Client Gold Champion award by the organization. He also upholds a “Superb” rating on Avvo.   

*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

Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation

Focus areas

Copyrights, Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Trademarks

  • 90% Intellectual Property
  • 10% Intellectual Property Litigation

First Admitted: 1994, Pennsylvania

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Attorney License, 2001.
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Franklin Park Environmental Advisory Council
  • Franklin Park Councilman
  • Franklin Park Zoning Board
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, Member
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star as one of the Best Young Lawyers Under 40 in Workers’ Compensation, December of 2005 and 2006
  • AVVO rating of 10 out of 10.
  • Client Gold Champion rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent for the highest level of professional excellence.
  • Included in the List of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® in Intellectual Property Litigation, since 2019.
  • Edward Moffet Weyer Award recipient
Educational Background:
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, Mathematics-Computer Science and Philosophy, Washington & Jefferson College
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Special Claims Court
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section Council, past Chair.
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2021

Office location for Brian Samuel Malkin

409 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15143

Phone: 412-741-8400


6 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

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