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Daniel H. Shulman

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Daniel H. Shulman

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Daniel Shulman is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property group in the Chicago office.

Mr. Shulman’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property acquisition, monetization and enforcement, including complex patent litigation, trademark litigation, copyright litigation, trade secret litigation and all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management. Mr. Shulman also focuses on complex commercial matters, advertising disputes before courts and the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau, products liability, antitrust matters and enforcement of restrictive covenants. He has experience managing all aspects of domestic patent prosecution and litigation relating to consumer packaged goods, electronic exchanges, insurance industry, telecommunications, financial products, mechanical and electrical devices, and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also advises clients on intellectual property transactions including technology development agreements, confidentiality and joint development agreements, licensing and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Shulman brings over 12 years’ experience as Chief IP Counsel for multibillion-dollar companies holding thousands of worldwide patents and trademarks. While in-house, Mr. Shulman developed licensing strategies for the licensing in and out of next generation technologies, managed due diligence process for the acquisition and disposition of patents and advised on litigation and defensive strategy relating to litigations. He managed an entire global patent and trademark portfolio for the North American operations of consumer products companies having over $12 billion in annual revenue while developing strategic technology areas to drive company innovation, directing innovation and patent filing and protecting their global patent portfolio through strategic interaction with foreign patent counsel. As an in-house attorney, Mr. Shulman developed keen insight into the challenges businesses face, what constitutes quality service from outside counsel, and how to meet or exceed a client’s budget expectations.

Mr. Shulman has litigated cases in various U.S. District Courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Northern District of Illinois, the Southern District of New York, the Western District of Wisconsin, and others. He has also argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Shulman was named one of the Top Forty Lawyers Under 40 in Illinois in 2013 by the Law Bulletin, Managing IP Top In House IP Star every year from 2015 through 2018 and received the First Chair Award Top In-House Intellectual Property Counsel in 2015, 2016, and 2018. 

Daniel H. Shulman

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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1996

Daniel H. Shulman

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Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999, Reg. No. 45, 106

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 2017

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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  • Publications

    1. June 6, 2019 | Newsletter/Bulletin
    2. May, 2015 | Publication
    3. September 2013 | Publication
    4. 2010 | Publication
    5. 2003 | Publication
    6. October, 2010 | Publication

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  • Past Events

    1. November, 2016 | Seminar
    2. 2018 | Seminar
    3. 2018 | Seminar
    4. 2017 | Seminar
    5. 2017 | Seminar

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Experience

  • Won non-infringement verdict in patent case involving slow cooker liners: KKG LLC v. Reynolds Consumer Products Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., No. 2:11-cv-00012 JRG (E.D. Tex. 2013)
  • Won verdict of willful infringement of client's trade dress: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13-cv-00214-LO-TRJ (E.D. Va. 2014)
  • Procured favorable settlement on morning of opening statements in case alleging infringement of client's patent on a French fry container: Ample Industries Inc. v. Dopaco, Inc., No. 1:09-cv-725 (S.D. Ohio 2013)
  • Achieved favorable settlement on claim of infringement of client’s patents on egg cartons: Pactiv LLC v. Highland Packaging Solutions, Inc., No. 1:15-cv-01316-MHC (N.D. Ga. 2016) 
  • Obtained jury verdict of no breach of contract in claim filed against client: Evert Fresh Corp. v. Pactiv Corp., No. 4:09-cv-01936 (S.D. Tex. 2011)
  • Obtained favorable settlement for client in claim for infringement of client’s trademark in a color: Huber Engineered Woods LLC v. Pactiv Corp., No. No. 3:07-CV-00503 (W.D. N.C.)