Ankur Shah is the Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property at Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia. In that role, he is responsible for IP portfolio development, patent prosecution, licensing and litigation as well as copyright, trademark and trade secret matters. He joined Freddie Mac in 2005 as its first in-house IP counsel and advises senior leaders on all intellectual property matters.
While in private practice, he was an attorney in the Washington, DC office of Foley & Lardner where his practice included counseling a wide range of public and private companies on patents, licensing and other intellectual property matters. He has prosecuted numerous cases before the USPTO and has obtained several critical and widely-licensed patents for his clients.
He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, while serving on the publication staff of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. He also earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with Honors, from the Pennsylvania State University.
Before becoming a lawyer, he was an engineer for a leading telecommunications company. He is an author and frequent speaker on intellectual property topics. He has served on the board of directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC Area (APABA-DC) and as co-chair of the Technology and IP Forum for the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA).
He currently serves on the Advisory Board for APABA-DC and as a committee chairperson for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). He is also an active member on the Freddie Mac Legal Division Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Pro-Bono Committee.
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