Drew Schulte


As an attorney admitted to practice before both the United States and European patent offices, Drew Schulte is an innovator in using multijurisdictional approaches to service his clients’ needs. A thought leader in patenting cutting-edge technology and scientific disciplines such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other fintech applications, Drew’s understanding of technology, his specific legal insights on the intricacies of patenting complex subject matters, and recognition of the nuances that drive value for these patents is particularly evident in his successes navigating the challenges of matter eligibility, in both the United States and Europe, for patents in these spaces.

Beyond successfully obtaining patent protection for his clients in difficult areas, Drew stands by his work and defends his granted patents. In addition to post-grant proceedings in the United States, Drew has handled more than 60 European Patent Office (EPO) oppositions and argued before both the EPO Technical Board of Appeals and the Enlarged Board of Appeals.

Drew is a frequent contributor to legal news outlets and often opines on cross-border strategies and emerging technology considerations. Drew also routinely advocates for innovation in the legal industry, specifically with respect to the use of statistical analysis and technology-backed approaches for obtaining the highest quality and best results for his clients.


  • New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Member
  • International IP Law Committee Patent Law Committee, Member
  • The New York Intellectual Property Law Association Legislative Action/Amicus Committee, Member
  • Law Society of England and Wales, Member

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Law (2021)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Intellectual Property (2020-2023)

Presentations and Publications

  • Panelist, “Strategic Considerations for Managing Data and Intangible Assets,” Managing IP Intellectual Property & Innovation Summit (May 24, 2022)
  • Author, “Ensuring Patent Subject Matter Eligibility For Blockchain Tech,” Law360 (July 21, 2021)
  • Author, “The Interview Process,” Intellectual Property Magazine (April 30, 2021)
  • Author, “Navigating USPTO And Court Standards On Patent Eligibility,” Law360 (July 8, 2020)
  • Author, “Patent Drafting Lessons From Fed. Circ. Driveshaft Case,” Law360 (July 8, 2020)
  • Author, “Innovating Your Thinking About Patents,” com (April 2, 2020)
  • Author, “How to Balance Privacy Compliance and AI Implementation,” Corporate Counsel Magazine (January 9, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Patenting Strategies for AI in FinTech Applications,” Clear Law Institute Webinar (March 14, 2019)
  • Author, “Keys To Successful AI Patents In The US And Europe,” Law360 (March 11, 2019)
  • Author, “Training Your Organization for the Future of IP in AI,” Legaltech News (August 9, 2018)
  • Author, “Alice-Proofing Your Patent Specifications,” Law360 (June 18, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Training your Organization for the Future of IP in AI,” West LegalEdcenter Webinar (November 14. 2018)
  • Speaker, “The Increasing Value of European Patents,” 10th Annual Corporate IP Counsel Forum (March 15, 2018)