Jeffrey G. Sheldon is the founding partner of Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC, a leading West Coast intellectual property law firm with offices in Pasadena, California. Mr. Sheldon is a summa cum laude graduate of Loyola Law School. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. His studies in Scotland resulted from receiving the Marshall Scholarship from the United Kingdom government. Mr. Sheldon has been litigating patents and prosecuting patent applications since 1975. He has been adjunct professor in intellectual property law and patent law at Southwestern University Law School and advanced patent law at Loyola University, both in Los Angeles. He is a frequent lecturer for Practising Law Institute and other organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association and was chairman of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Sheldon is a frequent author and was a columnist for the Los Angeles Daily Journal on intellectual property law. He has been the author of the Federal Circuit Yearbook: Patent Law Developments in the Federal Circuit (PLI). He is a past chairman of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of California and was identified by California Lawyer magazine as one of the top patent lawyers in the state of California. Mr. Sheldon has been responsible for the training of many patent practitioners and has been requested by many in-house patent counsel to prepare and prosecute their more challenging patent applications.