Elizabeth H. Schierman


Elizabeth Schierman’s practice is centered on guiding innovators through the protection, acquisition, and/or commercialization of patent and trademark rights.  Having IP experience in a variety of technology fields and spanning the breadth of intellectual property law, she counsels clients ranging from international corporations to start-up businesses.  She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Law from the University of Idaho.  She is an advisory board member for the Department of Chemicals and Materials Engineering in Moscow, Idaho, and is also a member and two-time past chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Idaho State Bar in Boise, Idaho.
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Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2015

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Design protection, including protection of computer graphics and product design
  • Infringement, validity, and enforceability evaluations
  • Intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Intellectual property portfolio growth and management counseling
  • Patents for interdisciplinary innovations (e.g., inventions in multiple technology fields, such as chemical, mechanical, electrical, biochemical and materials engineering)
  • Technology transfer and licensing

Prior Professional Experience

  • Registered Patent Attorney, Dykas & Shaver, LLP (Previously Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP)
  • Federal Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Courts, for the District of Idaho
  • Intellectual Property Intern, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Federal Reporting Officer/Technology Transfer Asst., Washington State University Research Foundation


  • University of Idaho, College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Idaho, B.S. Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Idaho Bar
  • Utah Bar

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Protection: Necessities or Luxuries, THE ADVOCATE, June/July 2011
  • IP Transactions: Identifying & Transferring Ownership, Presentation, IDAHO STATE BAR, Apr. 2011
  • .COM and .NET, Make Room for .TRADEMARK: What Trademark Holders Should Know About the New gTLD Program, THE ADVOCATE, Feb. 2010
  • Orphan Works: Congress Considers Lessening Penalties for Copyright Infringers, THE ADVOCATE MAR./APR. 2009
  • Intellectual Property Triage; Allocating Limited Resources for Maximum Protection – Idaho Technology Council, Sep. 12, 2012
  • IP Transactions: Questions to Ask Before Buying Copyright Rights, The ADVOCATE, Sep. 2011, at 26