Shannon Yen Stahl is a registered patent attorney who would like to advance innovation by helping creative entrepreneurs and businesses thrive in their respective endeavors. Shannon received her B.S. from Tamkang University School of Engineering, a M.S. in computer software from Carnegie Mellon University, and a J.D. from Lincoln Law School.
Based in Palo Alto, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, Shannon is a veteran engineer in the computer industry, where she discovered a passion for the field of Intellectual Property (IP). Shannon is an active member of California Bar and is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is currently pursuing her LL.M. in the IP program of Santa Clara University School of Law.
Shannon had worked as a software engineer with a deep understanding of the technologies of various Silicon Valley companies: Cadence, National Semiconductor,, Mentor Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Altera Corp. During Shannon’s legal career, serving clients from Fortune 500 companies to solo inventors, she has developed skills in conducting prior art searches, patentability analysis, patent validity and infringement analysis for litigation, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications for diverse technologies such as software, wireless connectivity, user interface, video enhancement algorithms, internet technologies, mobile applications, and semiconductor devices.
Shannon enjoys her family life with her husband, daughter, and cat. In her spare time she also likes cooking for families & friends, volunteering in church activities, and pursuing various hobbies such as reading, painting, long distance jogging, and traveling.