Areas of Practice
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1977, Editor, Iowa Law Review
  • Iowa State University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, with distinction, 1972
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Maryland
  • Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Stanley A. Schlitter

115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3100
Chicago IL 60603
TEL: +1 312 577 1250
FAX: +1 312 577 1370

Stan Schlitter is a seasoned litigator and technology savvy intellectual property lawyer who represents clients in patent suits, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, and matters involving trademark infringement, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and breach of contract.  Clients also turn to Mr. Schlitter for counsel on patents for a variety of products and technologies, and for his transactional practice, which involves the transfer and licensing of intellectual property, including in connection with corporate acquisitions.  As a former electrical engineer at a renowned aerospace company, Mr. Schlitter has the ability to understand and relay to judges and juries the highly technical details of a client’s business, which earns valuable in-roads and favorable rulings.

Mr. Schlitter applies his technical perspective and industry knowledge to victoriously represent clients before federal courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and at the International Trade Commission (ITC) on matters involving liquid crystal displays, computers, memory storage devices, electronic circuitry, semiconductor devices, and mechanical components and equipment, among other technologies.

Mr. Schlitter is a Registered Patent Attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a technology research and development company in asserting its patents relating to semiconductor devices and liquid crystal displays against a foreign manufacturer and its US customers, defended inter partes review proceedings involving each asserted patent, and ultimately secured a favorable settlement.
  • Represented a start-up company in litigation involving a business method patent for an Internet-based electronic ticket exchange, and achieved favorable settlement for client.
  • Represented a manufacturer in patent infringement litigation involving mechanical component, earning a jury verdict in the client’s favor.
  • Earned defendant the most favorable settlement possible in a trademark and copyright infringement dispute involving computer software.
  • Represented client in securing a patent holder’s license for patents and technology that were crucial to client’s key products and business. The royalty rate was highly lucrative for the client.


  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2016-2017

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago