Aaron Ettelman

Aaron Ettelman

Practice Areas
  • Lehigh University,  BS, Chemistry
  • Temple University, Juris Doctor
Bar Admissions
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2008
  • District of Delaware, 2008
  • Delaware Bar, 2007
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Pennsylvania Bar, 1999
  • USPTO, 1997

Aaron Ettelman Partner

Philadelphia: 215.965.1236    F: 215.965.1331   E: aettelman@panitchlaw.com

Aaron Ettelman's practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property rights, particularly those pertaining to chemical and biochemical matters, including patent prosecution, counseling and opinions, due diligence, post-issuance proceedings, litigation, and licensing.

Aaron's practice has included work in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, vitamins and dietary supplements, agricultural adjuvants and actives, cosmetics, surfactants, measurement devices and sensors, medical devices, fuels and lubricants, coatings, plastics and polymers, electrochemical and battery sciences, semiconductors and non-volatile memory, mineral extraction and textile treatments.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Aaron was a Partner in Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP's Intellectual Property Group and Co-Vice Chair of the firm's Wilmington Patent Prosecution and Counseling Section. Before returning to his private practice roots, he was the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Assistant Secretary for the U.S. subsidiary of a global specialty chemicals company where he was responsible for all North American IP matters. Prior to taking an in-house leadership position, he was an Associate with our predecessor firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Aaron received his B.S. with Honors in 1995 from Lehigh University and his JD. in 1999 from Temple University Beasley School of Law where he was a staff member at Temple Law Review.

Aaron is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Delaware Bars. He was recognized as a 2011 Top Patent Prosecutor by the Patent Research Review.

Articles & Presentations

31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar // May 12, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partners, Aaron Ettelman and Clark A. Jablon, will be speaking at the 31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York City.  Read more

Will the Supreme Court Remove Brulotte’s Shadow Over Patent Licensing? Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (Supreme Ct. 13-720) // May 12, 2015
Aaron Ettelman was a Panelist Presenter at the 31st Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar. Read more

Inter Partes Review (IPR) // April 24, 2014
Aaron Ettelman and Steve Murray, of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP will discuss Inter Partes Review. Lunch will be served. CLE is being applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

First-Inventor-to-File // February 28, 2013
Aaron Ettelman of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP will give a presentation on the AIA First-Inventor-To-File standards going into effect on March 16, 2013. CLE will be applied for but is not guaranteed. Read more

Aaron Ettelman Joins Panitch Schwarze as IP Partner // March 1, 2012
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm in Philadelphia, is delighted to welcome a prominent intellectual property attorney, Aaron Ettelman, as a Partner. Read more


June 22, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte
By Aaron Ettelman, Esq. Today, in a 6-3 opinion in Kimble et al v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rule against post-expiration patent royalties. Justice Kagan wrote the majority opinion. Justices Alito and Thomas, joined by Chief Justice Roberts, dissented. As we predicted here, the Court was not persuaded by the... Read more

May 14, 2015
CAFC Steals the Limelight
By Aaron Ettelman As the rest of the world was welcoming the United States and Japan to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, Judge Linn of the Federal Circuit “stole the limelight.” In yesterday’s decision in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., Judge Linn (joined by Chief Judge Prost), over Judge... Read more

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