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Schuettenhelm, Jared
Jared Schuettenhelm
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Jared Schuettenhelm's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, counseling, and opinion work. He has represented clients across a wide range of technological areas, including LED televisions, tablet computers, computer security and encryption systems, printing technologies, and computer networking and architecture, among others. Jared also utilizes his experience as a scientist to represent clients in the medical device and pharmaceuticals industries. He represents both U.S. and international clients, with a particular emphasis on representing Japanese clients in intellectual property matters.

Jared has been closely involved in all aspects of litigation, including infringement and invalidity analysis and preparation of contentions;  drafting claim construction briefs, discovery and evidentiary motions, and summary judgment motions; and preparing for trial. Jared represents clients in a wide variety of intellectual property disputes before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and has also represented clients in trade secret matters before state courts. 

A registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Jared also has experience prosecuting pharmaceutical and biotechnology patent applications to issue. Jared leverages his prosecution and litigation experience to help clients develop effective strategies to analyze and protect their patent portfolios.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jared worked for nearly eight years as a process engineer and scientist in the medical device industry. During this time, Jared worked closely with hospitals, the FDA, and customers to help develop and optimize innovative products, solutions, and point-of-care devices. During his career as a scientist, Jared obtained a Black Belt in Six-Sigma process improvement methodology.

Publications and Speeches

Co-author, "Is it Safe to Store Your Trade Secrets in The Cloud," Forbes, February 22, 2012.

Co-author, "Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege After Seagate," Law 360, April 21, 2010.

Co-author, "Wearing Two Hats," The Recorder, March 29, 2010.

Co-author, "Application of the Inequitable Conduct Doctrine After Kingsdown," 25 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech, L.J. 839, 2009.


J.D., cum laude, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2009
B.A., Biology, Honors, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2000

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


Order of the Coif
Managing Editor, Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal
Thomson Reuters, Washington Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2016