Bijal Shah-Creamer

Bijal Shah-Creamer

Practice Areas
Education
  • Drexel University,  BS, Chemical Engineering
  • Temple University,  Juris Doctor
     
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey Bar Association, 2008
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2010
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011

Bijal Shah-Creamer Partner

Philadelphia: 215.965.1357    F: 215.965.1331   E: bshah@panitchlaw.com

Intellectual property attorney Bijal Shah-Creamer focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, opinion work on patent validity and infringement, due diligence, and patentability analyses, primarily in the chemical arts.

Bijal’s practice also involves IP litigation including  patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets,  computer fraud and abuse, and licensing/contract disputes. She has litigated cases involving a wide variety of industries and technologies, including polymeric materials, gaming devices, metallurgical  measurement devices, and various types of industrial designs.

Since 2012, she has been recognized by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, as a “Rising Star.”

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP and starting her legal career, Bijal was employed as a project engineer at Golder Associates, an international  environmental consulting firm, where she developed site remediation plans and landfill designs,  performed environmental compliance work, and was engaged in various licensing activities.

Bijal received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University and her law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review. 

She is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars, is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Bijal also is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Memberships

  • Temple University School of Law Alumni Association, 2013 - Present
  • Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
  • South Asian Bar Association – Philadelphia Chapter
  • Member of Woman’s Committee
  • Delaware County Chamber of Commerce – Ambassador’s Committee
  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert

Curriculum Vitae

EXPERIENCE

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2008 – Present
Partner

· Prepare and prosecute patent applications directed to biomaterial conversion systems and processes, metallurgical
measurement systems, silver paste compositions, bioreactors and biosensors, hydraulic oil compositions, fuel cells, heat
exchanger systems, mass and energy transfer systems, semiconductor devices, nebulization devices, medical and dental
surgical devices, printed circuit boards, and general chemical and process engineering systems and devices in U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office and foreign patent office.
· Prepare due diligence, freedom to operation, non-infringement, patentability, invalidity, and design-around analyses and
opinions.
· Prepare requests/responses for inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office on behalf of patentee/patent-challenger.
· Provide support for all stages of litigation including pleadings, motions, and memoranda drafting; preparation of discovery
requests and responses; document production; product and patent claims analysis; deposition preparation; and expert
witness preparation.

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP – Philadelphia, PA Summers ‘06 and ‘07
Summer Associate

· Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
· Involved in new product freedom to operate analyses.
· Provided litigation support including legal research and preparation of claims charts.

Golder Associates, Inc. – Mount Laurel, NJ Aug. 2003 – Aug. 2005
Process Engineer

· Designed and implemented program for media testing instrumentation to comply with NJDEP requirements.
· Assisted in design and implementation of site-specific systems and strategies for facilities requiring environmental
investigations and remediation.
· Performed environmental site field investigations and maintenance activities for monitoring and data acquisition.

EDUCATION

Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
J.D., May 2008
Honors: Best Paper in “Patents” course (Spring 2007)
Staff Member, Temple Law Review

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, June 2003; Minor, Business Administration
Honors: Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient
Research assistant for Dr. Raj Mutharasan. Researched fabrication and properties of tapered optical fibers.

BAR/COURT ADMISSIONS

· Pennsylvania (2008), New Jersey (2008), Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2010), Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (2011),
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2009)

PUBLICATIONS

“Understanding Patents,” Bijal Shah-Creamer; Information Display Official Monthly Publication of the Society for Information
Display; Vol. 26, No. 05 (May/June 2010).

“Hedging on the Scope of Patentable Subject Matter – The Potential Broader Implications of In re Bilski,” Alan S. Nadel and
Bijal Shah-Creamer; 24th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar of the Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia
Intellectual Property Law Association; pp. 1-8; April 30, 2009; reprinted in Spring 2009 Newsletter of the Philadelphia
Intellectual Property Law Association, pp. 1-5.
 

Representative Matters

  • Zenith Products Corp. v. Kenney Manufacturing, Inc., D. RI., represented plaintiff, Zenith Products Corp., design patent infringement and unfair competition
  • Zenith Products Corp. v. DHI Corp., W.D. Wis., represented plaintiff, Zenith Products Corp., design patent infringement
  • AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. v. Viacom International, Inc. et al., E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, AMI Entertainment Network, Inc., trademark infringement
  • Zenith Products Corp. v. Design Home Fashions, LLC et al., S.D. Fla., represented plaintiff, Zenith Products Corp., design patent infringement
  • AMI Entertainment Network, Inc. v. A&E Television Networks, LLC, E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, AMI Entertainment Network, Inc., trademark infringement
  • Zenith Products Corp. v. Splash Home, Inc., E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, Zenith Products Corp., design patent infringement
  • Heraeus Electro-Nite Co. v. Vesuvius USA Corp., E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, Heraeus Electro-Nite Co., patent infringement
  • Zenith Products Corp. v. Elite Home Fashions, LLC et al., E.D. Pa., represented plaintiff, Zenith Products Corp., design patent infringement
  • T.C. Millwork, Inc. et al. v. KGM Gaming, LLC, E.D. Pa., represented defendant(s), KGM Gaming, LLC, patent infringement and state law tort claims
  • Source, Inc. v. Access Development, Inc. et al., E.D. Texas, represented defendant(s), Mall Networks, patent infringement
     

Articles & Presentations

Bijal Shah-Creamer Named Partner at Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel // January 4, 2021
Boutique Philadelphia IP law firm promotes associate who brings a wealth of experience in IP protection and patents Read more

Panitch Schwarze Lawyers Named Among 'The Best Lawyers in America' for 2021 // August 19, 2020
Eight Pennsylvania and Delaware intellectual property lawyers recognized nationally and in Philadelphia metro area for excellence in patent and trademark law and IP litigation Read more

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Hosts Clients at Pennsylvania Conference for Women // October 16, 2018
Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel invited clients to attend the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, held in Philadelphia on Oct. 12.  Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2018 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 18, 2018
The Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that eight of its IP attorneys have been named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Read more

6 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2017 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 12, 2017
The Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that six of its IP attorneys have been named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Read more

Thomson Reuters Names 8 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among 2016 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 13, 2016
Philadelphia and Wilmington IP lawyers listed among Pennsylvania’s and Delaware’s elite attorneys. Read more

8 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, and Alan S. Nadel have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, and Alan S. Nadel have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as four of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

8 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013 // May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" 2013 lists four attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP as top lawyers in the state along with five attorneys as Pennsylvania "Rising Stars." Read more

Honors & Awards

Named a  Pennsylvania "Rising Star," 2012 - present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch in the area of patent law, 2021

 

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Artificial intelligence is being used more and more to develop new inventions without human aid. But as AI capabilities increase at a rapid pace, patent offices around the world face a crucial question: can AI be an inventor for purposes of patent protection? Read more

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