Carol  A. Marmo pittsburgh

Carol A. Marmo



Carol Marmo is a registered patent attorney whose practice is concentrated in the area of intellectual property, specifically in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and licensing law. Carol has intellectual property experience in the biochemical, biomedical, biotechnical, and mechanical arts.

Prior to joining Eckert Seamans, Carol served as in-house intellectual property counsel at two Fortune 100 companies involved in the research, development, and commercialization of chemical compounds and processes. Before practicing law, she worked as a chemical engineer for one the country’s most prominent suppliers to the nuclear power industry.

Representative Matters

  • Experienced in all phases of preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in diverse fields, including pharmaceutical agents, medical implant devices, medical diagnostic and treatment processes, immunological processes and compounds, chemical processes and compounds, materials science, metallurgy, chemical and mechanical systems for power generation, cementitious and fiber-reinforced compositions, biological fuel processes and compounds, and personal care compositions.
  • Experienced in planning, negotiating, and drafting a broad range of agreements, such as technology and licensing agreements for the transfer of intellectual property assets.
  • Counsels small and large companies, universities, and individual inventors in intellectual property matters, including providing patentability studies, non-infringement opinions, freedom to use opinions, and advice regarding the creation, exploitation, and enforcement of clients’ patent portfolios.
  • Experienced in preparing and prosecuting trademark applications.

Professional Affiliations

  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, President

News and Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • “Leveling the Playing Field Against Patent Trolls,” co-presenter, Eckert Seamans’ Continuing Legal Education Seminar, August 2014.
  • “Understanding the America Invents Act: Sweeping Change of U.S. Patent Prosecution Practice,” co-presenter, Eckert Seamans’ Continuing Legal Education Seminar, August 2012.
  • “The America Invents Act – A Discussion on The Significant Changes to Intellectual Property Law,” co-presenter, Eckert Seamans Teleseminar, September 28, 2011.