Profile

Shawn is co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group and practices in the Patent and International Law Groups in the Harrisbug, PA office. His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with a focus on litigation and counseling. As one of the firm’s patent and trademark lawyers, Shawn assists clients in asserting and defending charges of patent, copyright, and trademark infringement in federal courts across the United States and in related mediation proceedings.

Shawn has been named a Rising Star three times by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, in which he actively participates in the Susquehanna Local Section. Shawn regularly speaks and writes on patent law and other intellectual property topics of interest and his work as an attorney has been featured in publications by the PA Legal Intelligencer, JD Supra, and the American Corporate Counsel Association.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Defended international dental equipment manufacturer from patent claim brought by patent licensing company pertaining to a method of manufacturing dental restorations resulting in summary judgment of non-infringement

Defended international dental equipment manufacturer in action asserting patent and trade secret claims related to dental curing lights, resulting in settlement of less than 10% of original demand

Asserted patent on behalf of church product manufacturer against national wholesaler resulting in client obtaining a permanent injunction enjoining further sales of the infringing device

Defended international dental equipment manufacturer in case involving multiple counts of patent infringement relating to dental surgery, resulting in favorable settlement

EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1999

William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2002, Order of the Coif

HONORS/AWARDS

Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2008, 2010, 2011

Select Lawyers, 2014, 2016

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Dauphin County Bar Association

American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Susquehanna Section

Boy Scouts of America, District Chair of Battlefield District, New Birth of Freedom Council

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Board Member

York Springs Lions Club

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court – Western District of Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Virginia (Associate Member)

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office