Shane P. Riley
Pittsburgh, PA
office 412.325.1114
mobile 412.339.3333
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Mr. Riley’s primary areas of practice are corporate law, patent law and intellectual property law.


  • Advising on intellectual property ownership, protection, and licensing issues across a broad range of disciplines
  • Drafting and negotiating various corporate and research related agreements, clinical trial agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, material transfer/use agreements, and collaboration agreements
  • Guiding researchers and inventors through the legal processes and best practices necessary to protect the integrity of their work
  • Conducting prior art searches and drafting patentability analyses based on invention disclosures and discussions with inventors
  • Advising on data privacy issues, including compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, FERPA, GDPR, CCPA, and CPRA, along with other institutional concerns, such as confidentiality, export control, risk management, and conflict of interest
  • Coordinating compliance with applicable federal, state, and international laws related to human subject, animal, and basic research
  • As a Title Abstractor, establishing chain of title for real property and mineral rights through the documentation of all relevant deeds, leases, mortgages, liens, easements, and rights-of-way
  • Assistant Director for Clinical/Corporate Contracts, University of Pittsburgh, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Title Abstractor, Jim Bourbeau Land Service, Inc.
  • Intellectual Property Intern, University of Pittsburgh, Innovation Institute
  • Law Clerk, Patberg, Carmody & Ging, P.C.
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Mary Jane Bowes, The Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable R. Stanton Wettick, Jr., The Allegheny Court of Common Pleas


  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S., Biological Sciences, 2011
  • University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 2015

Corporate & Business Law Cybersecurity & Data Protection Intellectual Property Technology


  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property in Research Contracts,” Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) Joint Section Meeting, 2021
The Academic Advisor - Education Law Insights, Issue 7, 2022 Decoded - Technology Law Insights, Issue 24, 2022 Decoded - Technology Law Insights, Issue 23, 2022 Decoded - Technology Law Insights, Issue 22, 2022 Spilman Adds IP and Patent Lawyer