Catherine A.  Shultz

Catherine A. Shultz

Associate partner

U.S. and European patent attorney

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering

Catherine A. Shultz joined NLO in 2013. Catherine began her legal career at a U.S. Intellectual Property Law boutique firm, where she worked on all aspects of intellectual property law, including prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks and copyrights.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Catherine worked as a field engineer for Schlumberger in the oil and gas industry.



Catherine specialises in mechanical devices, with experience in aerospace technologies and medical devices. She has experience with strategically handling large, global portfolios and her broad experience in practicing both prosecution and litigation in the United States enables her to particularly assist clients for whom the United States is a key market. 



Catherine earned a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelors of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota.  



  • Reverse Domain Name Hijacking and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: Systematic Weaknesses, Strategies for the Respondent, and Proposed Policy Reforms, 4 CYBARIS 218 2013, Co-author: Courtney A. Hofflander
  • Caraco v. Novo: Counterclaims Relating to Brand Name Description of Claim Scope, Midwest Intellectual Property Institute, The IP Book, 2012, Co-author: Larrin Bergman
  • Social Media: 10 Noteworthy Cases in 2010-2011, Midwest Intellectual Property Institute, The IP Book, 2011, Co-author: Carolyn Eckart

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Intellectual Property: Cases

Intellectual Property is a valuable asset. From start-up to market leader, applying a smart strategy for patents, trademarks and/or designs adds value to every company. Examples of such successful IP strategies can be found at our page ‘Cases’. Read more