Taft Stettinius & Hollister is pleased to announce that Vikas P. Shah has joined the firm’s Chicago office as of counsel in the Intellectual Property group. The Chicago office has added 13 attorneys so far this year.
Shah prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in the electrical, computer and electro-mechanical arts for clients in a wide range of industries. He also has experience with litigation, client counseling, patent monetization, technology transactions, opinions and obtaining trademarks and copyrights. Shah is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Prior to joining Taft, Shah held several positions, including managing director of a hedge fund and the principal attorney of his own law practice. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
While in law school, Shah served as a teaching assistant, an associate editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property and vice-president of the South Asian Law Students Association. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
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