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Dave Schaumann
Of Counsel

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Dave Schaumann

Patent Attorney

JD, Columbia University School of Law

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Brigham Young University

Salt Lake City

(303) 255-3588


Dave Schaumann is an of-counsel attorney at Setter Roche Smith & Shellenberger LLP.  Dave’s practice includes patent drafting and prosecution and Freedom-to-Operate analysis in a number of technology areas. He also leads technical investigations and counsels start-up clients and other entities with respect to corporate matters including tech transfer, employment and compensation issues, corporate formation, and compliance. 


Dave has worked with clients in a variety of high-tech fields including:

  • Medical technologies including pulse and regional oximetry, respiration, blood pressure, capnography, breath and brain monitoring, temperature management, and optical health

  • Optical sensing technologies

  • Signal processing

  • Software

  • Circuit design

  • Nanotechnology

  • Telecommunication technologies including network architectures and communications

  • Semiconductors and Electronics

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Computer systems and application software

  • Nuclear power


Dave joined the firm in 2017 after nearly a decade serving as in-house patent counsel at a major international medical device company.  During his time there, he managed the intellectual property concerns for several medical technology areas  These concerns included idea generation, patent drafting and prosecution, acquisition/purchase (of both patent portfolios and companies), enforcement, strategy, product clearance, risk management, budget management, and communication with management teams. 

Prior to Dave’s time in-house, he worked with two major law firms in the Washington D.C. area, focused primarily on patent litigation, including participating in trial teams for several multi-million dollar patent trials.  


Areas of Practice:

  • U.S. and International Patent Preparation and Prosecution

  • Patent Analysis and Opinions

  • Trademarks

  • Licensing

  • Litigation


Bar Admissions:

  • Utah

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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