Jaimin Shah is an intellectual property litigator focusing on patent, trademark, and trade secret cases in federal courts.

Jaimin’s patent litigation practice is industry-agnostic, spanning diverse technology areas such as pharmaceuticals, smokeless firepits, automobile accessories, smartphone messaging apps, digital data compression systems, and LED luminaires. Jaimin’s trademark cases have involved the cannabis, spice, and live entertainment industries. He also litigates a variety of trade secret misappropriation cases and complex commercial disputes.

Jaimin is compelling on paper and quick on his feet. He has deposed inventors and experts; argued motions and Markman hearings; and crafted persuasive summary judgment and appellate briefs. Jaimin brings a lot of energy and out-of-the-box thinking to each matter, going above and beyond on each task to make significant inroads in the case in alignment with client goals.

Representative patent and trade secret litigation experience:

  • Representing an inventor and provider of an automobile hardtop removal device in a patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of contract case. Jaimin recently argued and won a preliminary injunction motion against his client’s former supplier, now a direct and major competitor.
  • Representing a provider of smokeless firepits against patent infringement and Lanham Act violation claims, including by developing robust noninfringement and invalidity defenses against one utility and three design patents.
  • Represented an inventor of five utility patents and two design patents related to LED fixtures in the Western District of Texas. Jaimin was instrumental in defeating the opponents’ motion to transfer the case out of Texas.
  • Represented a Canadian pharmaceutical company in patent litigation involving the Gaucher Disease drug Cerdelga®, developing a robust invalidity case for trial, including by deposing the key inventors. The case settled favorably for the client on the eve of trial.
  • Represented a packaging company in a contentious and protracted patent litigation involving automatic cotton bale packaging and sampling systems, resulting in a settlement after fact discovery, claim construction, and briefing on a dispositive motion.
  • Represented an Indian pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation involving a schizophrenia drug, developing robust expert testimony on noninfringement, which was followed by the plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal of the case.

Representative trademark litigation experience:

  • Represented the trademark owner in a TTAB cancellation proceeding involving spices. The petitioner voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice before trial after Jaimin won a case-critical discovery motion.
  • Represented a dance competition organizer in a Lanham Act case involving certain unique and distinctive aspects of the organizer’s dance competition format.
  • Represented a health and wellness company in its enforcement of hemp-related marks against a competitor, resulting in settlement after the filing of a summary judgment motion against the competitor’s affirmative defenses.

Representative commercial litigation experience:

  • Won a breach of contract case based on summary judgment for an online retailer against a PPE supplier.
  • Won a motion to dismiss a data breach action against a large, multi-specialty group medical practice.
  • Represent a large document management system (DMS) provider in arbitration over software implementation disputes.

Jaimin brings depth and maturity to his litigation practice due, in part, to his prior in-house experience, where he gained first-hand knowledge in litigation strategy and the business realities that inform company decisions.

Jaimin served as a judicial extern for the Hon. James F. Holderman and the Hon. Virginia M. Kendall in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. That experience enabled him to build priceless “behind the bench” perspectives on how judges decide cases.

Jaimin has a strong technical background in biochemistry and biotechnology. He has a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. His J.D. is from University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, cum laude, where he received the CALI award in Professional Responsibility and International Law.

Jaimin likes to travel with his wife and explore new places in his spare time. Jaimin practices yoga and meditation daily. He is also an avid reader and a movie buff.

Pro Bono
As part of his effort to pay it forward, Jaimin represented a middle school student in a contentious expulsion matter. Jaimin conducted an evidentiary hearing in front of the Board of Education, which resulted in a settlement under which terms the student was able to return to school and graduate.


  • Honoree, Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars, IP Litigation

    (2021 – present)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch” (2022 – present)

  • Honoree, Top 250 Most Active Attorney 2023, ANDA Litigation, Patexia

  • Honoree, Top 250 Best Performing Attorney 2023, ANDA Litigation, Patexia

All Service Areas


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (2016)

    cum laude

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2004)
  • St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad (2001)


  • State - Illinois
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - District of Colorado
  • Federal - Central District of Illinois
  • Federal - Eastern District of Texas

Speeches and Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Competitive Generic Therapy Exclusivity,” 8th Annual Pharma IPR Conference, Mumbai, India (March 6, 2019)


Professional Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

    Co-chair, CLE Committee

  • Intellectual Property Owners' Association

    Voting member, Patent Litigation & Remedies Committee