Shannon Vittengl focuses her practice on patent law including patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate studies, patentability opinions, client counseling, and foreign portfolio management. Her areas of technical expertise include mechanical devices, medical devices, consumer products and athletic products.
Shannon has counseled consumer product companies regarding U.S. and foreign utility and design patent filing strategies, advised a student-originated start-up company on various patent matters, and assisted numerous athletic companies in developing new products in crowded patent areas.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Shannon was an associate at an IP boutique firm in Manchester, NH. Shannon started her career in intellectual property law at Wolf Greenfield & Sacks in Boston. Earlier in her career, Shannon worked as an engineer at General Electric and Turner Construction.
- Author, How to Respond to a Cease and Desist Letter, Intellectual Property Watch, 2011
- Co-author, Diversify Your Device Patent Portfolio with Design Patents, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry Online, 2009
- Co-author, Outsourcing Without Ousting Your Patent Rights, Industry Week, 2009