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B. Aaron Schulman

B. Aaron Schulman

Bill Schulman, who currently practices in the firm's Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group, is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney trained as a Biologist.  His practice focuses primarily on protecting inventions in the fields of biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, but he handles cases in many other fields including telecommunications, rail transportation, and protein crystallography.  He has been counseling clients in intellectual property matters for more than 35 years.

Bill has deep experience in federal litigation involving all aspects of intellectual property and related fields, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition.

Recent Assignments

  • Represents numerous companies in various fields with regard to their intellectual property needs.
  • Served as patent counsel for Plaintiff in V. Mane Fils S.A.  v. International Flavors and Fragrances,. Inc. in the Federal District Court of New Jersey, a litigation involving patent infringement of Plaintiff’s U.S. Patents 5,725,865 and 5,843,466 relating to cooling compounds.  The case was settled favorably for Plaintiff who received a $40 million royalty payment from Defendant.
  • Served as local counsel and co-trial counsel for defendant in F.O.B. Instruments, Ltd. v. Krown Manufacturing, Inc. in Federal District Court of Maryland, a case involving patent and trademark infringement.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Biotechnology and Life Sciences Patent Prosecution Special Interest Group," Facilitator, Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 2011
  • "Biotechnology and Life Sciences Patent Prosecution Special Interest Group," with Mandy Wilson Decker,  Facilitator, Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., March 2010
  • "The Developing Landscape of Biotechnology Patent Law," with Mandy Wilson DeckerTerry L. Wright,  Co-moderator, Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla., February 2009

Before Stites & Harbison

Bill was with the law firm of Larson & Taylor of Alexandria, Virginia, for more than 20 years, which followed his position as a Summer Associate for the law firm of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto in New York City. Bill was a partner with Larson & Taylor for over ten years when they merged with Stites & Harbison in 2004.

More Than Stites & Harbison

Bill has been named an "IP Star" in both patent law and trademark law by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He is a member of the Association of University Technology Mangers (AUTM) and recently attended their annual meeting. Bill has been a speaker at the AUTM annual meeting, and previously facilitated the Biotechnology and Life Sciences Patent Prosecution Special Interest Group session at that conference.

Bill has participated in a number of civic and cultural organizations including Shakespeare in the Parque, a non-profit cultural arts organization in Alexandria, Virginia, for which he served as a donor and pro bono attorney. He has also been active with the Jefferson County Historical Society of Charles Town, West Virginia, as both a member and pro bono attorney.

Besides Stites & Harbison

Bill is an avid swimmer and hiker and also enjoys playing a spirited game of tennis or basketball when the weather is not too hot. He also spent many years working with the Alexandria Soccer Association where he served as a coach and referee.

Professional Accolades

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-18)

Community Involvement

  • Shakespeare in the Parque, Alexandria, Va., donor and pro bono attorney
  • Jefferson County Historical Society of Charles Town, W.Va., member and pro bono attorney
  • Alexandria Soccer Association, coach and referee