Nicole Shanahan is the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP an integrated patent management technology. She is a legal technologist who specializes in the utilization of structured databases, APIs, UI/UX, automation and SaaS in the intellectual property space. She is also an avid researcher and writer and her current project focuses on trends and projections of various applications of legal informatics to social needs.
Previously, Nicole worked as a researcher for Professor Colleen Chien who is now serving as senior advisor for intellectual property and innovation in the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy. In 2014, she organized Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal’s 30th anniversary symposium on “The Rise and Regulation of the High Tech Sharing Economy”.
She has helped manage patent portfolios at Aeon Law Group in Seattle, Longan Law in Beijing, Rutan and Tucker in Costa Mesa, and RPX Corporation in San Francisco. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University and a B.A. in Economics and Asian Studies from the University of Puget Sound. In April 2014, ABA law journal featured Nicole in an article on women in legal technology.