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Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price Adds Former Chief Intellectual Property Executive Daniel Shulman to Chicago IP Group

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property industry veteran and former Chief IP Legal Counsel Daniel H. Shulman has joined the firm’s IP group in Chicago. Mr. Shulman, who joins the firm from Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. and Fram Autoparts, brings over 12 years’ experience managing entire global patent and trademark portfolios for multibillion-dollar companies.

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. 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.

“We are fortunate to provide additional depth to our IP and IP Litigation groups with the addition of Dan,” said Robert S. Rigg, Chair of Vedder Price’s Intellectual Property group. “His skill set, in addition to his reputation as an excellent attorney, allows him to effortlessly assist our corporate and litigation attorneys and their clients as well. We’re excited to add Dan and his fresh perspective to the firm.”

"I look forward to returning to private practice with Vedder,” said Mr. Shulman. “My experience in the licensing and IP litigation realms, as well as my experience building and managing complex IP portfolios, fit in perfectly with the existing group of top-notch IP attorneys. Vedder has always impressed me with its dedication to ever changing needs of clients in this space, especially the evolving ways today's law firms have to relate and interact with corporate law departments, an evolution I have experienced first-hand. I can’t wait to begin working with my new colleagues to exceed our clients 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. He was named one of the Top Forty Lawyers Under 40 in Illinois in 2013 by the Law Bulletin, and Managing IP Top In House IP Star from 2015 through 2018.

Mr. Shulman began his legal career as an IP Associate at Mayer Brown upon graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he has also served as an Adjunct Professor since 2017. He earned his B.A. from Northwestern University.


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