Member
Alexandria Office Executive Member

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 News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Solenis Paper-Making Patent

PTAB Axes Bulk Of Possible Cancer Treatment Patent In PGR

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

Facilitator, Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., March 2010

The Developing Landscape of Biotechnology Patent Law

Co-moderator, Association of University Technology Managers Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fla., February 2009
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for Maryland
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Firm Leadership

Executive Office Member, Alexandria Office

Diversity Committee, Member

Lateral Recruiting Committee, Member

Alexandria Office Recruiting Committee, Member (ex officio)

Memberships
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
American Bar Association
Maryland Bar Association
Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
American Bar Foundation, Fellow
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

Education
More Than 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.

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 regularly attends 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.

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.

Accolades

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars (2013-21)

IP Star rosette 2018
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Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2021 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) magazine has named nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2021 “IP Stars” list. Managing IP recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 26, 2021
Articles

Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Solenis Paper-Making Patent

Law360 (May 26, 2020, 9:34 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision that struck down a Solenis Technologies LP paper-making patent for being obvious, finding that the board properly analyzed the claims and backed its conclusions with "substantial evidence."

by Tiffany Hu May 26, 2020
Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on “IP Stars” 2020 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named seven Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2020 “IP Stars” list. The publication recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S.

by Joel T. Beres, Mandy Wilson Decker, Alexandra MacKay, Richard S. Myers Jr., David W. Nagle Jr., and B. Aaron Schulman May 06, 2020
Articles

PTAB Axes Bulk Of Possible Cancer Treatment Patent In PGR

Law360 (March 20, 2020, 4:47 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated the overwhelming majority of claims Hybrigenics SA challenged in a Forma Therapeutics Inc. patent for a potential cancer treatment for lack of written description support, while at the same time upholding a single claim.

by Britain Eakin March 20, 2020
Press Releases

Managing IP honors Stites & Harbison attorneys on "IP Stars" 2019 List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named seven Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2019 “IP Stars” list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 22, 2019
Press Releases

Managing IP Honors Stites & Harbison Attorneys on 'IP Stars' 2018 list

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named seven Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2018 “IP Stars” list. The publication recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S. The star attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 18, 2018
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Managing IP honors Stites & Harbison attorneys on "IP Stars" 2017 list

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named eight Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2017 “IP Stars” list. The publication recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S. The star attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 13, 2017
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Managing IP honors Stites & Harbison attorneys on "IP Stars" 2016 list

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named eight Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2016 “IP Stars” list. The publication recognizes the most highly regarded intellectual property attorneys in the U.S. The star attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 27, 2016