Elizabeth H. Schierman

Elizabeth H. Schierman


Elizabeth is a patent and trademark attorney with a passion for innovation and design. Her work spans the globe with frequent work to secure patents in Europe, Asia, and North America. Elizabeth’s chemical engineering degree included studies in semiconductor fabrication and process control and research in food processing and water remediation. Before earning her law degree, she worked at an electrical engineering company and in a technology transfer office at a university. Previously, she taught a semester of intellectual property law at the University of Idaho College of Law.

Elizabeth twice served as Chair of the Idaho State Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Section and has been on the Advisory Board for the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Idaho since 2008. Super Lawyers® recognized Elizabeth as a top-rated intellectual property attorney for 2017 and 2018.

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Professional Recognition
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2015
  • Super Lawyers – 2017 and 2018
Areas of Special Expertise
  • Patents for interdisciplinary innovations (e.g., inventions in multiple technology fields, such as chemical, mechanical, electrical, biochemical and materials engineering)
  • Design protection, including protection of computer graphics and product design
  • Infringement, validity, and enforceability evaluations
  • Intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property portfolio growth and management counseling
  • Technology transfer and licensing
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Idaho Bar
  • Utah Bar
  • University of Idaho, College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Idaho, B.S. Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude
Prior Professional Experience
  • Law Professor, University of Idaho College of Law
  • Patent Attorney with intellectual property law firm in Boise, Idaho
  • Federal Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Courts for the District of Idaho
  • Intellectual Property Intern, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Federal Reporting Officer/Technology Transfer Asst., Washington State University Research Foundation
Selected Publications and Presentations
  • (Potentially) Positive PTO Pilot Programs for Patent Practitioners – Idaho State Bar IP Law Section, Aug. 2018
  • Trademark and Branding Strategies – Intellectual Property & Inventors Conference, Mar. 2018
  • Rule 1.1 Competence – The Importance of Finding Competent Intellectual Property Assistance for Your Client – THE ADVOCATE, Sep. 2017
  • US Patent & Trademark Office Panel Discussion – Boise Startup Week, Oct. 2016
  • Intellectual Property Triage: Allocating Limited Resources for Maximum Protection- Idaho Technology Council, Sep. 2012
  • IP Transactions: Identifying & Transferring Ownership – Idaho State Bar, Apr. 2011