Lester N. Fortney, a Director of The Webb Law Firm, was named President of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA). Mr. Fortney previously served as Vice President of the organization and will be assuming the top leadership role at PIPLA for the 2014-2015 term. PIPLA is an association for Intellectual Property attorneys that provides continuing legal education and legal resources for its members. PIPLA annually presents an Inventor of the Year Award to inventors who directly benefit the Western Pennsylvania region, and also annually presents an Intellectual Property Leadership Award to a local law student to honor excellence and achievement in the field of intellectual property.
Mr. Fortney is an Intellectual Property attorney with a background in chemistry and chemical engineering. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Messiah College and an M.A. in Physical Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a J.D. degree from the Notre Dame School of Law and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Fortney joined The Webb Law Firm in 1993.
The Webb Law Firm has been helping innovators safeguard their discoveries, advance their technologies and achieve historic milestones since 1845. The Firm’s patent attorneys hold dual degrees in law and the sciences and combine their legal expertise with an in-depth personal understanding of business and industry. The Webb Law Firm is located in One Gateway Center in downtown Pittsburgh.