University of Wisconsin - B.S. Electrical Engineering 1990
George Washington University - J.D. 1994, with high honors, Order of the Coif, The George Washington Law Review
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Admitted to the bar in Minnesota.
Steven J. Shumaker is a founding Principal of Shumaker & Sieffert. He is a registered patent attorney specializing in electrical, software, and medical device technologies. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, infringement and validity counseling, and licensing.
Previously, Steve was a Principal of Fish & Richardson and an intellectual property attorney for 3M and Imation (the 3M spin-off). During law school, he was a patent agent for the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner (1992-1993) in Washington, D.C. and served as a Patent Examiner (1990-1992) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the medical device arts.
Steve is an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches a course on Patent Practice. Minnesota Law and Politics magazine has identified Steve as a Minnesota Super Lawyer.
* Color Imaging
* Wireless Communication
* Medical Devices
* Business Methods
* Data Storage
* Semiconductor Devices and Fabrication
* Electronic Circuitry
* Medical Imaging