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Dr. Schneiderman is a member of Harris Beach PLLC and the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She also serves on the Nanotechnology, the Medical and Life Sciences, and the Science and Technology Commercialization Industry Teams. A biologist as well as a patent attorney, Dr. Schneiderman’s practice focuses on domestic and foreign patent procurement, opinion work and strategic planning, representing high technology clients in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, medical devices, environmental chemistry and agriscience. Dr. Schneiderman had a 20-year career as an academic research scientist and professor prior to practicing law. Her training in science (B.S. in biological sciences and Ph.D. in neurobiology) and law allows her to work closely with scientists, inventors and management teams in developing ideas into patentable inventions.

Prior to joining Harris Beach, Dr. Schneiderman was in private practice in Syracuse and Ithaca, New York and served as in-house legal and patent counsel for Advanced Design Consulting USA, Inc., a high technology engineering design consulting company in Lansing, New York. Prior to that, Dr. Schneiderman worked for six years in the biotechnology practice group of Pennie & Edmonds LLP. She practiced in the firm’s Silicon Valley and Manhattan offices, handling patent procurement, prosecution and counseling in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Prior to practicing law, Dr. Schneiderman was a developmental neurobiologist with academic appointments at Cornell University and Yale University.

Dr. Schneiderman has been selected for inclusion each year in Who's Who in America (since 2006), Who's Who in American Law (since 2007), and Who's Who in Science and Engineering (since 2007).


Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas


  1. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 35%
    15 years
  2. Patent Application: 35%
    15 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 30%
    15 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

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Contact Info

Harris Beach PLLC

119 East Seneca Street
3rd Floor
Ithaca, NY, 14850

Harris Beach PLLC

333 West Washington Street
Suite 200
Syracuse, NY, 13202



DCActive 200305/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 200103/13/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's Who in Science and EngineeringMarquis Who's Who2010
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2010
Who’s Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who2010
Who's Who in Science and EngineeringMarquis Who's Who2009
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2009
Who’s Who in AmericaMarquis Who’s Who2009
Who's Who in Science and EngineeringMarquis Who's Who2008
Who’s Who in AmericaMarquis Who’s Who2008
Who’s Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2008
Who's Who in Science and EngineeringMarquis Who's Who2007
Who’s Who in AmericaMarquis Who’s Who2007
Who’s Who in AmericaMarquis Who’s Who2006
Law Stars Hall of FameLawCrossing - EmploymentCrossing2005
Influential Educator CitationCornell University Merrill Presidential Scholars Program1994
Capranica Foundation Award - NeuroethologyCapranica Foundation1987
Sigma XiSigma Xi Scientific Honor Society1985
Postdoctoral FellowshipHelen Hay Whitney Foundation1984
Graduate FellowshipNational Science Foundation1977
Top Ten College Women AwardCondé Nast Publications / Glamour Magazine1977
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Member / PartnerHarris Beach PLLC2011 - Present
PartnerMarjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP2011 - 2011
Senior CounselMarjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP2010 - 2011
Of CounselMarjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP2005 - 2009
Owner / PrincipalLaw Offices of Anne M. Schneiderman, Ph.D.2004 - 2009
Legal CounselAdvanced Design Consulting USA, Inc.2003 - 2004
Associate AttorneyPennie & Edmonds2000 - 2003
Law ClerkPennie & Edmonds1996 - 2000
Assistant Professor, NeurobiologyCornell University1989 - 1996
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral FellowYale University1984 - 1988
Association NamePosition NameDuration
MedTechExecutive Committee Chair, Governance & Nominations2013 - Present
MedTechBoard of Directors2013 - Present
MedTechExecutive Committee Member - Issues, Events & Services2010 - Present
Grass FoundationScientific adviser (neuroscience)2010 - 2010
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tompkins County (New York) Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Monroe County (New York) Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State of New York - Notary PublicNotary Public2004 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Attorney 43,0951998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best PracticesFiling International Patent Applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT): Strategies for Delaying Costs and Maximizing the Value of Your Intellectual Property Worldwide2007
Development, Genes and Evolution 211(2): 55-66The role of Ultrabithorax in the patterning of adult thoracic muscles in Drosophila melanogaster2001
Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 2nd Edition (3): 546- 561The patenting of living organisms and natural products2000
Developmental Biology, 222(2), 450-459Imaginal pioneers prefigure the formation of adult thoracic muscles in Drosophila melanogaster2000
Journal of Experimental Biology 198(5), 1099-1104Different neural pathways coordinate Drosophila flight initiations evoked by visual and olfactory stimuli1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Harvard UniversityNeurobiologyPhD - Doctorate1984
Stanford UniversityBiological SciencesBS - Bachelor of Science (with Distinction)1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Central New York Biotechnology Symposium 2010 – Cultivating Economic GrowthCurrent issues in biotechnology patent procurement2010
Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Seventh Annual Pep TalkHow Intellectual Property Issues Affect Process Management2008