Shelton Coburn LLP

Shelton Coburn LLP is a boutique intellectual property and technology law firm. We serve an international client base comprised of Fortune 100 Global technology companies, publicly-traded foreign companies, mid- to large-size private companies, and start-ups.

After more than 25 years practicing in large law firms, Shelton Coburn LLP’s founders wanted to better serve their clients in a cost-effective and flexible manner that is increasingly difficult in large firms. Every year BigLaw increases billing rates by several percent while legal departments in blue-chip technology companies must accomplish more with less. Reflexive nationwide salary increases for first-year associates and inflated billing rates for inexperienced junior associates exemplify large law firms’ disconnect from the economic reality of technology companies.

Shelton Coburn LLP’s attorneys possess deep experience litigating and trying patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes in federal courts across the United States as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In patent litigation matters, Shelton Coburn LLP represents only patent-practicing companies, not non-practicing entities (NPEs).

Shelton Coburn LLP also prosecutes patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and counsels clients in licensing transactions, portfolio strategy and due diligence, and cybersecurity. With our litigation expertise, we do not perform these transactional engagements in a vacuum. We do everything with an experienced eye towards potential disputes because that is where transactional legal work gets tested.