Taft attorneys Matthew Metzger and Liz Shuster presented an overview of intellectual property to a leading engineering firm on Dec. 14. They discussed how engineers and engineering companies can leverage their IP to gain a competitive advantage over competitors. The presentation also included a summary of industry-specific topics and issues related to patents, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, and copyrights.
Metzger is an associate in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group with a focus on patent prosecution and litigation. Prior to law school, he worked as an engineer for the Department of Defense on nuclear submarines. Metzger served as a judicial extern for Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush in 2019 and worked as a law clerk at Taft in the firm’s IP group from 2018-2021.
Shuster is a partner in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group and a registered patent attorney. She focuses on patent prosecution and litigation in a wide array of technology areas. She also focuses on administrative proceedings instituted at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Shuster is a founding member of the Indianapolis Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs) chapter and serves as co-chair of the Indianapolis chapter.