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Steven M. Shape

Managing Partner, United States

Registered Patent Attorney

Steven Shape is a registered patent attorney and electrical engineer who has represented preeminent technology companies in complex, high-stakes intellectual property litigation and foreign patent and trademark prosecution matters since 1982.


Steven Shape has successfully represented clients in complex business litigation concentrating on patent infringement and defending infringement claims, trademark and Lanham Act claims, copyright claims, unfair competition claims, false advertising claims, trade secret claims, and related antitrust and business causes. He has served as counsel in a number of jury and bench trials and has extensive experience in all aspects of Federal Court litigation including preliminary injunctions, summary judgments and appeals.


Mr. Shape has been a partner at prominent IP law firms including Am Law 100 firms throughout his career.

Steven M. Shape speaks English and has been active in the field of IP since 1982.

Area of expertise: Engineering, Computer Science, Trademarks, Designs, Patents, Copyrights, Litigation

Qualifications & Authorizations

  • Juris Doctor
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • ยท    Admissions in:

    o   Illinois

    o   Wisconsin

    o   United States Supreme Court

    o   United States Patent & Trademark Office (Reg. No. 30,802)

    o   Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    o   Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

    o   District Court, District of Colorado

    o   District Court, Northern District of Illinois

    o   District Court, Southern District of Illinois

    o   District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

    o   District Court, Eastern District of New York

    o   District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

    o   Various District Courts throughout the United States

Awards & memberships

  • International Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Audio Engineering Society