Alfred W. Zaher


Alfred Zaher is chair of Montgomery McCracken’s Intellectual Property Department, the Firm’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, and a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

Alfred focuses his practice on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation, licensing and counseling. He has experience representing clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office.

He counsels companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronics and software industries. Having close relationships with Chinese officials and law firms, Alfred has a particular focus on managing clients’ patent and trademark portfolios in China, including securing and prosecuting infringers in the Chinese court system.

In his role as the Firm’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Alfred is responsible for overseeing, implementing, and providing leadership to Montgomery McCracken’s diversity initiatives.

Prior to his legal career, Alfred was a research engineer and electrical engineer with more than 10 years of technical experience with companies like The Boeing Company and Litton Industries.

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Selected Representations
  • Ace Ina Holdings, Inc. et al v. Ace Insurance Agency, LLC et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Accu-Time Systems, Inc. v. Bioscrypt, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Adams Mfg, Corp v. A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. et al, (W.D. Pa.)
  • Alan Schmidt v. John Skolas, et al, (3d Cir.)
  • Allen Organ Company v. Galanti Organ, et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Aloft Media LLC v. Microsoft Corporation, (E.D. Tex.)
  • Apparel Productions Inc. v. Nina McLemore Inc. et al, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Ascio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, LLC, (N.D. Ga.)
  • Automated Facilities Management Corporation et al v. DPSI et al, (D. Neb.)
  • Blenheim Group, LLC v. International Innovation Company USA, INC. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Bros. et al v. Simon, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Bruso v. Bureau Vander, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Capricorn Pharma Inc. v. Matrixx Initiatives Inc. et al, (D. Del.)
  • Casella Wines Pty Ltd v. Bronco Wine Company et al, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Casella Wines Pty Ltd. v. The Wine Group LLC, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Catheter Flushing v. AngioDynamics et al, (D. Utah)
  • Cigars International, Inc. v. Famous Smoke Shop, Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • CR Bard v. Medical Components, (D. Utah)
  • Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Inc. v. Facebook, Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Eli Lilly and Company v. Glenmark Generics Inc., USA, (S.D. Ind.)
  • Emerson Electric Co. v. Lutron Electronics, (E.D. Mo.)
  • Ethidium Health Systems, LLC v. Take Care Health Systems, LLC et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Fox Television Stations, Inc. v. Pilat Media Limited, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Frankford Candy & Chocolate Co Inc v. Johnson et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Gail-Neilson Facilitators Inc vs Adoptions From Heart Inc, (Pa. Comm. Pleas Ct.)
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc v. Christensen, et al, (E.D. Va.)
  • In re: Medical Components, Inc., (Fed. Cir.)
  • Invisible Fence Co. v. Dogwatch, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • MagSil Corporation et al v. Seagate Technology et al, (D. Del.)
  • Matrix PT LLC v. Tweel Home Furnishings Inc et al, (D. Conn.)
  • Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Capricorn Pharma Inc., (D. Ariz.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Angio Dynamics, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Arrow International, Inc., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components, et al v. Diatek, Inc., (M.D.N.C.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Grunwald et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components, Inc. v. Spire Biomedical, Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Medical Components v. Tyco Healthcare, L.P, (E.D. Pa)
  • Milliken & Milliken v. Loxcreen Company, (M.D. Fla.)
  • Moore Products Co. v. Johnson Yokogawa Cor, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Munoz-Ramos v. Edmund Newman,Inc., et al, (D. Mass.)
  • Munoz-Ramos v. Newman, Inc., et al, (1st Cir.)
  • Nike, Inc. v. Campomar, S.L., et al, (S.D. Fla.)
  • PA Manufacturers v. Liberty Life Assur, et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. Car-Mic Enterprises, et al, (W.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. STK, L.L.C., (E.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. STK, L.L.C., et al, (W.D. Pa.)
  • Penda Corporation v. Stylecraft Auto Seat Cover Co., Inc. et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Pfizer, Inc. et al v. Macleods Pharmaceuticals LTD, (S.D.N.Y.)
  • PMG Systems, Inc. v. Devine, et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • QVC, Inc. v. Qdoba Restaurant Corporation, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Reading Terminal Market Corporation v. O’Neil, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Schmidt v. Skolas et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • SFA Systems, LLC v. Infor Global Solutions, (E.D. Tex.)
  • Shah et al v. Pasternak et al, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Strohl Systems Group v. CAFM Solutions Inc, (C.D. Cal.)
  • Triangle Container Corporation et al v. Padilla, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Triton IP, LLC v. Sage Group, PLC, (D. Minn)
  • UCB Inc. et al v. Accord Healthcare Inc. et al, (D. Del.)
  • UCB Inc. et al v. Glenmark Generics Inc. USA et al, (D. Del.)
  • Wescho Company, Inc. v. Corrigan Corporation, (E.D. Pa.)
  • Westinghouse Lighting Corporation, et al. v. Asian Electronics Limited, (E.D. Pa.)
Selected Publications
Professional Activities
  • Board Member of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
  • LGBT Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (February 2017 – February 2019)
  • Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP)
    • Board of Directors
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Law School

  • St. John’s University School of Law

Graduate School

  • Drexel University

Undergraduate School

  • The City University of New York