Patent, Trademark, Technology Law

The Law Office of Carissa Howard

Intellectual Property Attorney.

Patent :: Trademark :: Technology. Advocating for entrepreneurs since 2002

I’ve practiced at large law firms in both Los Angeles, CA and Pittsburgh, PA, and now I’m bringing my 16+ years of patent and trademark experience to you for a fraction of the big firm cost. My firm specializes in all Intellectual Property matters, from the seed of an idea to the final product. Whether you’re a solo inventor, a seasoned professional, an engineer, or small business owner, I will not only protect what you create, but we’ll also help it thrive in the world. I bring extensive experience and professionalism to every case and customize my support to your individual needs and concerns.

I’d love to hear about your idea or business. Please get in touch with me to set up a consultation.




Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

Protecting an idea may involve filing a patent application, a trademark application, and/or maintaining a trade secret. Deciding an appropriate business strategy to secure your rights is the first step.

Contracts and Licensing

From drafting, reviewing, and developing business contracts and licenses to developing an overall licensing strategy for your intellectual property to negotiating the agreements to execution, I offer the full range of transactional services.


From conducting a prior art search to see what potential competitors are doing, to writing a patent application, filing it, and guiding it through the Patent Office, I can handle all phases of patent drafting and prosecution, both nationally (US Patent and Trademark Office), and internationally.


The internet, software, social media, and technology are so pervasive that we can’t remember having ever lived without them. They make our lives simpler, but behind the curtain are fluctuating challenges in protection —challenges to discuss with an intellectual property expert.


Protecting your brand in a digital age is more important than other. I’ve filed trademark applications for many clients from fanciful business names to company logos. Contact me to secure federal trademark protection.