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Bijal Shah-Creamer's practice involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, opinion work on patent validity and infringement, due diligence, and patentability analyses. Her focus in patent preparation and prosecution is on patent related issues in the chemical arts.
Mrs. Shah-Creamer’s practice also involves IP litigation including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets, computer fraud and abuse, and licensing/contract disputes. Mrs. Shah-Creamer has been involved in litigating cases involving a wide variety of industries and technologies, including polymeric materials, gaming devices, metallurgical measurement devices, and various types of industrial designs.
Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP and starting her legal career, Mrs. Shah-Creamer was employed as a project engineer at Golder Associates, an international environmental consulting firm, where she developed site remediation plans and landfill designs, performed environmental compliance work, and was engaged in various licensing activities.
Mrs. Shah-Creamer received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Drexel University and her J.D. from Temple University's Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review. She is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars and is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Mrs. Shah-Creamer is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court E.D. Pa, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2008 – Present
· Prepare and prosecute patent applications directed to biomaterial conversion systems and processes, metallurgical
measurement systems, silver paste compositions, bioreactors and biosensors, hydraulic oil compositions, fuel cells, heat
exchanger systems, mass and energy transfer systems, semiconductor devices, nebulization devices, medical and dental
surgical devices, printed circuit boards, and general chemical and process engineering systems and devices in U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office and foreign patent office.
· Prepare due diligence, freedom to operation, non-infringement, patentability, invalidity, and design-around analyses and
· Prepare requests/responses for inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office on behalf of patentee/patent-challenger.
· Provide support for all stages of litigation including pleadings, motions, and memoranda drafting; preparation of discovery
requests and responses; document production; product and patent claims analysis; deposition preparation; and expert
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP – Philadelphia, PA Summers ‘06 and ‘07
· Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
· Involved in new product freedom to operate analyses.
· Provided litigation support including legal research and preparation of claims charts.
Golder Associates, Inc. – Mount Laurel, NJ Aug. 2003 – Aug. 2005
· Designed and implemented program for media testing instrumentation to comply with NJDEP requirements.
· Assisted in design and implementation of site-specific systems and strategies for facilities requiring environmental
investigations and remediation.
· Performed environmental site field investigations and maintenance activities for monitoring and data acquisition.
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
J.D., May 2008
Honors: Best Paper in “Patents” course (Spring 2007)
Staff Member, Temple Law Review
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, June 2003; Minor, Business Administration
Honors: Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient
Research assistant for Dr. Raj Mutharasan. Researched fabrication and properties of tapered optical fibers.
· Pennsylvania (2008), New Jersey (2008), Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2010), Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (2011),
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2009)
“Understanding Patents,” Bijal Shah-Creamer; Information Display Official Monthly Publication of the Society for Information
Display; Vol. 26, No. 05 (May/June 2010).
“Hedging on the Scope of Patentable Subject Matter – The Potential Broader Implications of In re Bilski,” Alan S. Nadel and
Bijal Shah-Creamer; 24th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar of the Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
Intellectual Property Law Association; pp. 1-8; April 30, 2009; reprinted in Spring 2009 Newsletter of the Philadelphia
Intellectual Property Law Association, pp. 1-5.
Thomson Reuters Names 10 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among 2016 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 13, 2016
Philadelphia and Wilmington IP lawyers listed among Pennsylvania’s and Delaware’s elite attorneys. Read more
10 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, and Frederick A. Tecce have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more
9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel and Frederick A. Tecce have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more
9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013 // May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" 2013 lists four attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP as top lawyers in the state along with five attorneys as Pennsylvania "Rising Stars." Read more
Named a Pennsylvania "Rising Star," 2012 - present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Ms Shah-Creamer enjoys spending her free time cooking.