Ahsan A. Shaikh

Ahsan A. Shaikh is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Silicon Valley office.

Ahsan’s practice is focused on strategic patent portfolio management and client counseling in the areas of software, computer hardware, internet technologies and medical devices.

He has successfully represented clients with technology in areas including graphical user interfaces, data processing, data analytics, social networking, cloud storage and services, software as a service, web applications, online advertisements and advertisement exchanges, video games, 3D systems, e-commerce websites, network connectivity, network security, network protocols, embedded systems, sensor technology, mechanical and industrial design, semiconductor design, satellite and laser systems design, medical devices, medical device software, insurance systems and automobile design.

He is a regular speaker on issues related to software patents, computer hardware, the internet, open source, and the video game/interactive entertainment software industry. He has written several articles on the legal issues faced by the software and video game industries, including in Forbes, Bloomberg, the National Law Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal. He has also been quoted on the topic, such as in Variety Magazine and Reuters.

Ahsan earned his B.A. in computer science with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. Prior to practicing law, Ahsan gained practical computer industry experience in software coding and web-development by working as a web designer at Cisco Systems.

Ahsan is admitted to the California State Bar and Illinois State Bar, and is a registered patent attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Computer Hardware/Networking, 2) Intellectual Property, 3) Licensing, 4) Life Sciences, 5) Patent Prosecution and 6) Software & IT Services
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2005)
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of California-Berkeley (B.A., 2002)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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