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Jeffrey Shneidman

Jeffrey Shneidman, Ph.D., specializes in complex high technology litigation, with particular expertise in patent licensing and litigation, and trade secret litigation, relating to computer hardware, software, and related technologies.  He has appeared in forums around the country, including federal and state courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB).  Dr. Shneidman has helped clients in a number of post-grant matters, including assisting in one of the earliest successful complete defenses of several patents challenged under post-grant inter partes reviews.  Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Shneidman clerked for The Honorable Denise J. Casper of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and The Honorable Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  Previously, Dr. Shneidman co-founded and served as Director of Engineering at a venture-backed startup in San Mateo, California.


J.D., Harvard Law School 2011
magna cum laude

Ph.D., Harvard University 2008
Computer Science

B.S., University of California, Berkeley 1999
Electrical Engineering, minor in English
Vice President, Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, The Honorable Ralph D. Gants, 2011 – 2012
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, The Honorable Denise J. Casper, 2012 – 2013

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Articles Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review



MSC Software Corp. v. Altair Engineering Inc. (E.D. Mich.) (trade secrets)
Represented defendant Altair post-trial.  Successfully obtained an order granting a new trial on damages for MSC’s trade secret misappropriation claims, ultimately obtaining dismissal by the Court of the claims.

ilumisys, Incorporated v. Philips Electronics North America (E.D. Mich.)
Represented plaintiff ilumisys (d/b/a TOGGLED) in patent infringement case relating to LED bulbs in a fluorescent tube form factor. Case settled favorably.

Cypress Semiconductor v. GSI (PTAB)
Represented respondent Cypress Semiconductor in one of the first PTAB proceedings to uphold the validity of all instituted claims.

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