Elizabeth Shieldkret
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Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
J.D. with Specialization in International Legal Affairs, May 1991
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
B.A. Political Science, May 1988


New York and Federal Courts


Intellectual Property, Litigation, Licensing

Where I Cut My Teeth

I learned the ins and outs of intellectual property law and litigation as an associate at Fish & Neave. While at Fish, I did extensive legal research and drafting on issues of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and contract law. I conducted discovery, prepared witnesses, wrote motions on substance and procedure and prepared documents for trial. I also drafted agreements for software developers and licensors and co-authored a National Law Journal article on one of the Lotussoftware copyright decisions.

As an IP litigator at Hopgood, Calimafde, Judlowe & Mondolino, I worked on a litigation against IBM concerning wormhole routing and RAID technologies. The case settled shortly before trial.

The Dilbert Days

I very briefly worked as a consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). That job made being a lawyer look good.

On My Own

In my solo practice, I represent clients in intellectual property litigation and licensing and advise clients on general business law issues, such as choosing the optimal structure for a start-up. My goal is to provide clients with excellent work product and value. I offer the background, experience and training of a lawyer from a large New York firm, but at a more affordable price and with an emphasis on personal attention.
I represent clients in court: devising a litigation strategy, directing all stages of discovery and motion practice and preparing witnesses and arguments for trial. I have written and argued numerous winning motions, including important in limine motions. I have first-chaired two successful jury trials in Federal Court, conducting every aspect of the case from jury selection to closing arguments. I also represent clients in matters in which they hope to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation by negotiating licenses and settlements.
My clients include individuals and companies with new, superior technologies who benefit from a lawyer with an understanding of computers, including hardware, software and the Internet. I also represent creative individuals and companies making a splash in such diverse artistic fields as music, photography and writing.


New York State Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section)
Association of the Bar of the City of New York


French, Italian, survival Spanish, tourist German and Japanese


Travel, Cooking, Eating, Tennis, Raising and Training a great Labrador Retriever

Volunteer Work

Lighthouse International
Tutor to visually impaired students seeking their GED
Delta Society Pet Partners Program
Visit at New Alternatives for Children and other facilities with the great Labrador Retriever




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