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Alicia M. Passerin-Hunt


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Alicia M. Passerin-Hunt, Ph.D. is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups. Alicia is based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, where she focuses her practice on patent prosecution, protection of trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, licensing, opinions and litigation.

Alicia’s multi-disciplinary background provides her with the ability to counsel clients in the life sciences and in the biotechnical, mechanical, chemical, and software engineering fields.

Prior to attending law school, Alicia was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neuroscience, where her training was in the field of Neurobiology with subspecialty training in the fields of Neuroanatomy, Cardiovascular Physiology, and Immunology.

During law school, Alicia was an intern for the late Judge Carol Los Mansmann in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and an extern at the University of Pittsburgh Office of Technology Management.


J.D., magna cum laude , University of Pittsburgh School of Law
M.S. and Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Ohio University
B.A. in Biology and English, Washington and Jefferson College

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

American Inn of Court (Member; Mentoring Program Co-Chair, Q. Todd Dickinson Intellectual Property Chapter)
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)

Professional Accolades

Pennsylvania Rising Star (Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008, 2013, 2014)

Community Involvement

Animal Care and Assistance Fund (Member, Board of Directors)
North Boroughs YMCA (Board President, Advisory Board)