Shane V. Cortesi

Professional Background

I began my career working at a large law firm in New York. Since starting Cortesi Law 13 years ago, I have filed and been granted over 100 patent and trademark applications on behalf of small, medium-size and large companies. I also help IP clients with contract issues, such as joint ventures agreements, nondisclosure agreements and licenses. I'm committed to delivering sound, cost-effective advice. My law office is located on West End near Vanderbilt University. Meetings by appointment.

Registered Patent Attorney

Shane Cortesi, Registered Patent Attorney in Nashville

Shane V. Cortesi

Located in Nashville TN

I’ve been practicing intellectual property law for over ten years. If you’d survey my clients, I believe that they’d say that I deliver sound advice that’s on time and on budget, and that I’m almost always available to answer any pressing questions. In addition, because I spent a significant part of my career working at large New York law firms but now have my own firm, I’m able to deliver the caliber of legal work that you’d expect from a leading Big Apple firm at a fraction of the cost.

My clients range in size from multinationals to startups. Whether you are at either end of the spectrum, I’d love the opportunity to see if I could meet your legal needs.

I graduated in 2005 from The George Washington University School of Law and I hold a M.S. from Northwestern University and a B.A. from Miami University. I am admitted to practice in Tennessee and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to my law practice, I am a co-owner of two consumer product companies, Totally New Technologies and Vestmate and a medical device company, Legacy Ventures. I enjoy sharing my startup experiences with clients and business students at Belmont University, where I periodically guest lecture.


Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association (TIPLA)


Shane Cortesi, "Supreme Court to Decide Standing Issue", The Intellectual Property Strategist, Volume 12, No. 8 (May 2006)

Tom Meloro and Shane Cortesi, "The Impact of Reexamination Proceedings on Preliminary Injunctions", Practicing Law Institute (2006)

Highlights & Recognitions

Young Leader’s Council (Fall 2011 class) Chris Bartok Memorial Award and ABA/BNA Award, both for excellence in Patent Law, The George Washington University Law School

Community Service

Like many Nashvillians, I’m committed to community service. I currently serve as the President of the Board of Trust at St. Bernard Academy.

Client Testimonials

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    Our association has employed Shane Cortesi for over three years now. We have greatly appreciated his expertise for all our trademarks and copyrights. His assistance has been instrumental in protecting our association’s intellectual property. We will continue to utilize his friendly and prompt services moving forward.

    Elizabeth Martineau-Dupuis, Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc.
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    Rudell Design LLC has been active in new product invention and licensing since 1975. We’ve been involved in countless licensing agreements, patent matters, and other IP adventures. This activity has included many attorneys and law firms, from very large to one-man offices.

    Rudell Design LLC (Torrance, Calif)
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    Shane and his team are great to work with. They are responsive, thorough and provide a high level of service.

    Eaglemont Entertainment, LLC (Franklin, TN)
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    We are very pleased with Shane’s management of our toy company’s IP portfolio. He brings along experience and expertise at an affordable price.

    Sam Harwell, President Big Time Toys
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    I have been paying intellectual property attorneys to protect consumer products I've been involved in for over 35 years. Shane Cortesi is my all time favorite IP attorney. He is very accessible, honest, affordable, listens well and speaks clearly and treats my money and my interests as if they were his own. Shane is the one out of 100 lawyers that give the other 99 a good name.

    Jamie O’Rourke, Nashville TN, Inventor of the FUNNOODLE Pool Noodle & Serial Entrepreneur

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