Ahsan A. Shaikh - McDermott Will & Emery


Ahsan Shaikh serves as the head of McDermott’s Patent Prosecution practice. He focuses his practice on strategic patent portfolio management and client counseling for computer-related technology companies. Ahsan is regularly called upon to:

  • Determine whether a new feature, product or idea can and should be patented
  • Apply the latest in analytics to improve examination efficiency, increase positive outcomes and reduce cost associated with prosecuting a portfolio of patent applications at the USPTO
  • Create a bespoke and inclusive patent program for a company

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  • Guided a cloud services company on patent prosecution during a $500M+ acquisition by a Fortune 100 multinational computer technology corporation
  • Advises a Fortune 50 technology company on strategic patent decisions
  • Counsels one of the world’s largest interactive gaming companies on patent strategy

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  • Managing Intellectual Property, Practitioner of the Year (Patent Prosecution), 2023
  • Chambers USA 2022 – 2023
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2022 to 2023

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University of Chicago Law School, JD, 2005
University of California – Berkeley, BA, Computer Science, 2002


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