Shelton W. Austin
Areas of Focus
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Intellectual Property Counseling and Opinions
, University of San Diego School of Law
Order of the Coif
, Ohio State University
Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Shelton Austin assists clients in all aspects of Intellectual Property law, with a focus on strategic patent portfolio development and analysis, as well as conducting IP due diligence.
Working to understand each client’s needs, Shelton prepares and prosecutes patent applications for a variety of legal matters, including:
Multimedia Related Technologies, including Video Coding, Image Analysis and Processing, Video Surveillance Systems, among others
Computer Vision Technologies
Camera Related Technologies
Wireless Communications and Telecommunications Networks, including 3GPP, 802.x wireless networks, among others
Computer-Generated Imagery (CGI) Animations
Internet of Things (IoT)
Shelton has also worked on many IP due diligence projects, providing thorough analysis of intellectual property assets for asset purchases and company acquisitions. The subject matter of such projects range from networking and telecommunications technologies to medical device technologies.
Prior to joining Polsinelli, Shelton was a senior associate at an international Intellectual Property law firm. During law school, Shelton worked as a patent agent for a national Intellectual Property law firm in San Diego. He also served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California for Extern to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff.
Before attending law school, Shelton worked as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
Pro Bono Award, Coordinated the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Pro Bono Program for west coast offices of a national law firm.
Extern to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Polsinelli Further Expands California Intellectual Property Group with Addition of Darren Donnelly
August 15, 2018
Polsinelli Continues Expansion of Intellectual Property Group in California with Addition of Attorneys Franklin Kang, Arriènne “Angel” Lezak, and Shelton Austin
July 11, 2018
“Combining my expertise in law and technology to meet the needs of my clients makes practicing patent law a rewarding endeavor.”
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