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Catherine A. Shultz

Catherine A. Shultz

Associate partner & US and European patent attorney
I am a U.S. IP Lawyer and European Patent Attorney who is passionate about helping my clients to achieve their intellectual property goals.

Expertise

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

My background in litigation and prosecution, with U.S. and European training, helps me to develop strategies individually tailored according to the needs and objectives of the business, see (and avoid) potential problems and work towards creative solutions when issues do arise.

I began my legal career at a U.S. law firm, where I worked on all aspects of intellectual property law, including prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks and copyrights. Prior to that, I worked as a field engineer in the oil and gas industry.

My technical expertise is in all types of mechanical devices, though I have experience a number of other areas as well, including civil and electrical engineering, aerospace, food and chemistry. I have extensive familiarity with strategically handling global portfolios and my background enables me to particularly assist clients for whom the United States is a key market. 

In my free time, I enjoy travel, cooking, wine, yoga and my two Boston Terriërs.

My background enables me to particularly assist clients for whom the United States is a key market.

Training & Education

  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

U.S. Admissions

  • Washington D.C.
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York (pro hac vice)

Publications

  • Reverse Domain Name Hijacking and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy: Systematic Weaknesses, Strategies for the Respondent, and Proposed Policy Reforms
  • Caraco v. Novo: Counterclaims Relating to Brand Name Description of Claim Scope