Quinn Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney, Announces Shareholder Appointment


ERIE – The Quinn Law Firm recently announced that John Gugliotta has joined the firm and will lead its Intellectual Property department, and that Andrew M. Schmidt has become a shareholder of the firm.

Gugliotta specializes in intellectual property application and prosecution, with experience in patent, copyright, and trademark protection services and IP counseling including monitoring and guiding of research at the idea stage to determine avenues of patentability, marketability, licensability, and enforceability; referral of inventions to joint venturers, OEM production facilities and independent contractors for production and sale.

He is also a professional engineer, which allows him to better assist clients in the overall protection of technology based Intellectual Property. He received his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1985. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1993. He is licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Western District of Pennsylvania and Northern District of Ohio, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Supreme Court, and the State of Ohio.

Additionally, Schmidt is a member of the Quinn Law Firm’s litigation practice group and his practice primarily involves insurance defense, commercial litigation, and real estate related litigation.

He practices in several counties in northwestern and southwestern Pennsylvania and has practiced in front of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, as well as the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Schmidt is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Third Circuit. He is an active member of the Erie County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

For more than 80 years, the Quinn Law Firm has offered experienced, knowledgeable and reliable legal services in a wide range of practice areas, including civil and criminal litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, family law, estate planning and administration, intellectual property, business law, personal injury, tax law, school and municipal law, workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, environment law and insurance defense. To learn more, visit