Elissa is an accomplished attorney experienced in drafting and prosecuting patent applications. She advises clients on the full range of patent portfolio management, from patentability searches and opinions to freedom to operate assessments. She has considerable experience in the life sciences, medical technology, and consumer products industries, working on portfolios involving advanced materials, chemistry, and mechanical innovations.
Prior to joining the firm, Elissa was an associate in the Atlanta office of another international law firm, where she focused on patent prosecution, including post-grant proceedings. Earlier, Elissa served as primary IP counsel for a high tech company in the lighting sector, where she worked with researchers to identify patentable technologies and drafted and prosecuted US patent applications. Before that, she worked as a patent attorney consultant for a medical device company.
Her earlier work as a summer associate for a Boston-area firm involved analyzing state and federal cases to assist in civil litigation. She also gained a wealth of practical experience through her work at Procter & Gamble, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and General Electric Water and Process Technologies.
- Suffolk University (JD, cum laude)
- Northeastern University (BS, Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude)