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Shannon Lam

With a background in engineering, Shannon Lam is consistently able to create efficiency, precision and innovation in her intellectual property law practice. She advises individuals, start-ups and major corporations on global patent portfolio management, IP due diligence, competitive landscape analysis and USPTO post-grant proceedings in the medical device, food/beverage and consumer products industries.

Experience in both patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings has given Shannon honed insight into why patents are issued or revoked by the USPTO. Shannon consistently strives to obtain patents that provide valuable coverage, as well as to create cogent arguments that have the best chance of succeeding before the Patent Office.

Moreover, Shannon advises clients throughout product development. She is appreciated for her agility in designing patent strategies that parallel each client’s specific business goals. Whether a client is seeking investment, moving toward acquisition, or growing an existing portfolio, Shannon is able to develop patent strategies that align with the client’s objectives at any stage of a company’s life cycle.

Prior to joining the firm, Shannon worked for start-up medical device companies and at incubators, evaluating competitive patents and assisting with patent preparation. As a result, Shannon has first-hand experience regarding how such organizations make decisions, as well as what drives their development process and bottom line. 

University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
University of Texas – Austin, B.S., Biomedical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Consumer Products & Services

Food & Beverage

Restaurants & Hospitality

Fashion & Beauty




Medical Devices & Procedures

Aesthetics & Implants




Catheters & Probes

Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Embolic Coils

Embolic Protection & Clot Retrieving

Flow Diverter

Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion



Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures


Obesity Management & Bariatrics

Ophthalmology & Eye Care


Peripheral Artery Disease

Sleep Apnea

Spinal Cages

Spinal Fusion


Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems

Structural Heart

Surgical Equipment

Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

Recognized in the Legal 500 “United States” in 2020 and 2023 as being an outstanding practitioner.

Named among the “2023 Women Worth Watching® in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal®

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