Charles K. Shih


Charlie is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Transactions practice group. Charlie counsels clients in evaluating and protecting their intellectual property assets, from prosecuting patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and protecting those intellectual property interests using the America Invents Act post-grant patent review process before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to enforcing or protecting intellectual property rights through patent litigation. Charlie also assists clients with analyzing inventions for patentability opinions and patents for invalidity and noninfringement opinions. He also advises companies in the negotiation and drafting of agreements, including for the licensing, purchase and sale of assets.

While earning his law degree, Charlie was Business Manager of the University of Cincinnati Law Review, and a Founding Leader of the University of Cincinnati Intellectual Property & Computer Law Journal. He was also awarded the Gustavus Henry Wald Memorial Prize for Contracts, and was a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

As an undergrad at Rice University, Charlie was awarded the George R. Brown Engineering Research Grant for his work developing polymer controlled release systems for human growth hormones.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio