Claudia Schultze, Ph.D.



Claudia Schultze represents clients in patent litigation, patent prosecution, counseling and opinions, reissue, and reexamination, with a particular emphasis on the chemical fields.

Representative Matters

  • In re Certain Dental Ceramics, Products Thereof, and Methods of Making the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1050
  • Represented large German Chemical Company in patent infringement matter (Evonik Degussa GmbH v. Materia Inc, Civ.Action No. 09-cv-636)
  • Represented German Company before the International Trade Commission under Section 337 of the Tariff Act (No. 337-TA-756), and was part of a team representing Ortho-McNeil (which sold once-daily tramadol (branded as Ultram® ER) under a license from Purdue) in an ANDA litigation (Purdue Pharma Prods. L.P. v. Par Pharm., Inc., 642 F. Supp. 2d 329 (D. Del. 2009))
  • Represented defendants Julius Glatz GmbH, LIPtec GmbH and KneX Worldwide LLC in a patent infringement litigation relating to cigarette paper wrappers, which resulted in the Commission affirming the Administrative Law Judge’s finding of no infringement of one patent in suit, and invalidity of the second patent in suit (Certain Reduced Ignition Proclivity Cigarette Paper Wrappers and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-756)Represented Seruga (Individually and as Sole Shareholder of Excellent Bakery Equipment Co., and Excellent Bakery Equipment Co., a New Jersey Corporation) in a Trademark litigation (Zinn vs. Seruga)

During law school, Claudia served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kent A. Jordan in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for INVISTA, North America, S.a.r.l. (formerly DuPont Textiles), as a senior research engineer and market development manager for six years. Her research initiatives led to numerous patents and the development of new fiber and consumer products in the medical field and sports apparel. Claudia has authored numerous scientific articles, a book chapter and presentations and has presented her research both nationally and internationally.


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware




Villanova University School of Law
J.D. cum laude (2007)

Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. (1998)

Technical University of Berlin
M.A. (1995)

Technical University of Berlin
B.S. (1995)


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Litigation – Patent, 2021-24
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