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Pasadena, CA 91103-3842
(626) 817-3090


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Jeffrey G. Sheldon

Attorney Jeffrey G. Sheldon has been recognized by California Lawyer as one of the 20 best intellectual property lawyers in the state. Prior to joining the firm, Jeffrey was a partner at Sheldon Mak & Anderson, a California-based full-service intellectual property law firm, where he was recognized for his leadership in creating one of the most dynamic, purely intellectual property law firms in the country.

Jeffrey’s leadership in intellectual property professional organizations has established him at the pinnacle of his professional specialty. Jeffrey regularly lectures on intellectual property law, serves as an expert witness, mediator, and is the author of the foremost treatise on how to write patent applications, “How to Write A Patent Application,” first published in 1992 by the Practicing Law Institute. The treatise is used in law schools and by aspiring patent attorneys throughout the world.

Jeffrey is regularly retained by in-house counsel of large corporations because of his command of intellectual property law. He is skilled at achieving clients’ objectives through the most effective and efficient means. Jeffrey’s technical background is in the biomedical and chemical engineering arts. He was previously employed as a chemical engineer by Exxon and then Shell Chemical. Prior to that, Jeffrey was a scientific coordinator at Lee Pharmaceuticals and a medical device development engineer at American Hospital Supply Corporation.

Sheldon_book_Jan4-2013-lgJeffrey Sheldon Publishes “The Manager’s Guide to Intellectual Property”

LawOnIP is proud to announce the release of Jeffrey Sheldon’s new book, “The Manager’s Guide to Intellectual Property.”

The guide is designed to help business executives and entrepreneurs understand the basics concepts of intellectual property … … Read More »


J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola Law School
M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, Marshall Scholar, University of Strathclyde
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
District of Columbia


Sheldon Mak & Anderson, P.C.
Lyon & Lyon
Christie Parker & Hale
Shell Chemical
Lee Pharmaceutical
American Hospital Supply Corporation

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (Committee Chairman, Intellectual Property Section)
State Bar of California (Chairman, Intellectual Property Law Section)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (Committee Chairman; Editorial Board,
American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal)
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (President)

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated Attorney
Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law, Los Angeles Area (2015, 2012) and
Trademark Law, Los Angeles Area (2014)
Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine (2011)
The Best Lawyers in America: Litigation-Intellectual Property
(2009-2015); Litigation-Patent (2009-2015); Patent Law (2009-2015); Trademark Law (2009-2015)


How to Write a Patent Application, Practising Law Institute, New York
The Los Angeles Daily Journal; Columnist, Trademark World, Software CEO Magazine
New Matter (by the State Bar of California)
Managers Guide to Intellectual Property

Community Involvement

Pasadena Tournament of Roses
American Youth Soccer Association

Speeches & Presentations

Loyola Law School (Advanced Patent Law)
Practising Law Institute
Southwestern Law School (Intellectual Property Law and Advanced Patent Law)
The State Bar of California (CEB)