Judith G. Shelling joined the firm as Of Counsel in 2005. Her current practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling, trademark and copyright matters, and general intellectual property issues. Dr. Shelling’s technological expertise is in chemical and biological compositions, materials, processes, and manufacturing including legal issues relating to technology development, commercialization, and hazardous materials.
Dr. Shelling is admitted to practice in Arizona and registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the American Chemical Society. Dr. Shelling is also a Research Fellow at the ASU Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Technology, an adjunct lecturer (Chemistry) at Santa Barbara City College and provides pro bonointellectual property services to student entrepreneur programs at local colleges and universities.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Chemistry and Biology, and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, as well as a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, Dr. Shelling spent several years as a Faculty Member and Principal Investigator at the University of Kentucky before accepting a position as Senior Scientist at Pharmacology Toxicology Research Laboratory (PTRL) East.
Dr. Shelling received a Juris Doctorate degree from Arizona State University in 2001. While in law school, she served as Literature and Book Review Editor for the Jurimetrics Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, co-founded the ASU Intellectual Property Student Association, co-directed a student initiative which led to the publication of a white paper on the biotechnology industry in Arizona, and donated over 200 hours of pro bono service to victims of domestic violence victims and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
Her previous legal experience includes In House positions as Patent Liaison for DuPont Displays, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer for the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University, as well as law firm positions as a Summer Associate with Pennie & Edmonds in Palo Alto, California and as Law Clerk and Technology Specialist with Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Shelling also completed Internships with Robert C. Broomfield, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and with the Office of Technology Collaborations and Licensing at Arizona State University.