University of California at Los Angeles
MS, Electrical Engineering (emphasis in electromagnetics), 1993
(formerly GMI Engineering and Management Institute)
BS, Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 1990
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Shane is an Intellectual Property adviser who helps companies protect their intellectual genius. He uses his six years of engineering experience and his years of legal experience to counsel billion-dollar companies to start-ups and individuals, helping develop intellectual property portfolios. In addition, Shane helps to enforce and defend intellectual property claims.
Companies hire Shane because he is able to understand their technologies and business goals, and to convert this into effective patent strategy. For example, he took over a client’s patent portfolio that the client was about to abandon for lack of quality protection. He offered an alternative strategy that reduced the cost of the portfolio by 75% while providing the coverage that the company needed. The company selected the alternative strategy, and Shane delivered the desired results within months. In another case, Shane assumed the portfolio of an extremely-successful commercial product, where the patent application was stalled in the U.S. Patent Office. Within months, he had obtained an issued patent, allowing the company to immediately enforce its rights against competitors who had been copying the company’s invention. Further, two different Fortune 100 companies have consistently come to Shane to resolve important and/or difficult cases where other attorneys have been unsuccessful.
Shane has experience in all phases of patent prosecution (taking ideas to patents), particularly in electrical and mechanical devices. Specifically, he has prosecuted patent applications related to software, the Internet, telecommunications (including mobile communications, gateways, routers and routing, echo cancellation, conference bridges, network protocols, wireless communication, QoS, CDMA), digital television (equalizers, graphics processing, liquid crystal displays (LCDs) etc.), bioinformatics (e.g., probabilistic determinations relating to genes and gene expressions, and predictive diagnostics), GPS, electrical circuits (e.g., VCOs, PLLs, feedback and feed-forward circuits), antennas, radar, power circuitry (e.g., UPS, power converters), semiconductor chip fabrication and testing, colorimetry, optics (including optical data transmission), lasers, personal data assistants, control systems, storage systems (e.g., RAID, distributed file systems, segmented file systems), lottery systems, ultrasound, MRI, radiation therapy, medical/surgical instruments, medical diagnostic apparatus, industrial furnaces, musical instruments, klystrons, impedance matching devices, business methods, insurance policies, infant-related apparatus (including toys, safety seats, high chairs), wine aerators, and health and safety products. Shane also has experience with other technologies including Coriolis flowmeters, Internet search technologies, and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Prior to his legal career, Shane worked in Hughes Aircraft Company’s Antenna Systems Laboratory designing military and commercial radar antennas.
Shane is admitted to practice in California, Massachusetts, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received his B.S. from Kettering University (formerly GMI Engineering & Management Institute), Electrical Engineering with a management minor, cum laude (1990), his M.S. from the University of California at Los Angeles, Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in Electromagnetics (1993), and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (1996).