Summary

Liz is a registered patent attorney with more than 15 years of experience providing intellectual property services to individuals and companies of all sizes. She has substantial experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, consultation with clients to avoid patent infringement, preparation of patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions, intellectual property due diligence and strategic counseling. Liz enjoys helping clients implement strategies to protect and grow their intellectual property portfolios.

Liz is the former chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. Shuster is the co-founder of the Indy Attorneys Network Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association, which promotes collegiality between attorneys and also serves on the IndyBar’s 2018 Innovation and Research Council. Liz is also a founding member of the Indiana ChIPs chapter.

Before law school, Liz was a structural engineer, designing various types of bridges nationally and abroad. She designed over 40 bridges and became a registered professional engineer in Illinois in 1996.

Representative Experience

  • Representing clients in matters involving all areas of mechanical devices and medical devices. Example devices include child safety seats, seat belt restraints, fasteners, fastening devices, towing equipment, gaskets, medical devices, biosensors, orthopedic implants, drug delivery devices, catheters, inflatable catheters for drug delivery, catheter hubs, agricultural equipment, cosmetic applicators, cabinets and food packaging, to name a few.
  • Preparing, coordinating, obtaining and managing prosecution of U.S. patents.
  • Preparing, coordinating, obtaining and managing prosecution of foreign patents.
  • Drafting patentability opinions, patent clearance opinions, infringement and non-infringement opinions, and reissue proceedings.
  • Coordinating and obtaining trademarks.

Awards

  • President’s Award for Service Honoree, Indianapolis Bar Association (2012, 2017)

  • Participant, Indianapolis Bar Leader Series (Class X, 2012-2013)

  • Participant, Leadership Development Academy (Class IV, 2015)

All Service Areas

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington (2003)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (M.S. with honors, Civil Engineering) (1994)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. with honors, Civil Engineering) (1993)

Admissions

  • Federal - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member, Executive Committee, Professionalism Committee (2018 - present)
    Former Member, Executive Committee, Indy Attorneys Network Section (2014 - 2017)
    Former Member, Innovation and Research Council (2018)
    Former Co-Chair and Co-Founder, Indy Attorneys Network Section (2013)

  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Former Member, Mentor for Mentor Match (2016)
    Former Chair, Intellectual Property Section (2014)
    Past Presenter, CLE Presentation "Duty to Disclose & Inequitable Conduct" (2010)

  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

    Member, National and Indianapolis Chapter

  • ChIPs Network

    Member, Indiana ChIPs Planning Committee