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

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

Diversity 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)
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
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 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 (2013-20)

IP Star rosette 2018
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