Courtney Shanney and Peter Busch Join Leason Ellis as Associates

Courtney Shanney (left), Peter Busch (right)

Courtney Shanney (left), Peter Busch (right)

Leason Ellis, a boutique intellectual property law firm specializing in patent, trademark and copyright protection and litigation, has announced that Courtney Shanney and Peter Busch have joined the firm as Associates.

Shanney, who has a technical background in biomedical engineering, has developed a practice focusing on patent litigation and prosecution. Prior to joining Leason Ellis, she was an intellectual property Associate at the law firm Dickstein Shapiro in New York City. She also served as the IP counsel for Pollytix, a social benefit corporation. Shanney, a resident of Manhattan, holds degrees from Bucknell University (B.A., 2009) and Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 2013). She is admitted to the state bars of New York and New Jersey.

Busch is a registered Patent Agent. Before joining Leason Ellis, Busch worked as a summer associate at St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens and interned at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He holds degrees from Stony Brook University (B.A., 2007), where he majored in physics and minored in astronomy, and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2015). Busch, also a resident of Manhattan, is admitted to the state bar of New Jersey and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

With the additions of Shanney and Busch, Leason Ellis now has more than 25 attorneys and 50 employees handling IP legal work for approximately 1,900 clients. The firm’s diverse client list includes Bill Blass, Famiglia Pizzeria, Huawei Technologies, Honeywell International, iHome, McGraw-Hill Education, Party City and The New York Botanical Garden.

Leason Ellis has been consistently recognized as one of the top New York IP law firms by the World Trademark Review and Intellectual Asset Management. Earlier this month, Leason Ellis was ranked by the World Trademark Review among the top 12 New York firms in trademark enforcement and litigation, and among the top eight in trademark prosecution and strategy.


About Leason Ellis

Located in White Plains, just outside New York City, Leason Ellis manages global patent, trademark and copyright portfolios and litigates intellectual property disputes for clients of all sizes, including Fortune 100 corporations. Founded in 2008, Leason Ellis is now among the largest intellectual property law firms in New York State that are located outside New York City. The firm has been ranked as one of the nation’s leading IP law firms by IP Today, IAM Patent 1000 and World Trademark Review, and several of its lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal. Learn more about Leason Ellis at


Warning & Disclaimer: The pages, articles and comments on do not constitute legal advice, nor do they create any attorney-client relationship. The articles published express the personal opinion and views of the author as of the time of publication and should not be attributed to the author’s employer, clients or the sponsors of Read more.

Join the Discussion

One comment so far.

  • [Avatar for Night Writer]
    Night Writer
    January 27, 2016 11:55 am

    Is this an advertisement?

Varsity Sponsors

Junior Varsity Sponsors

From IPWatchdog