Eldora Ellison Recognized as a National Law Journal Litigation Trailblazer
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 7, 2015) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., has been named a National Law Journal 2015 "Litigation Trailblazer." Dr. Ellison is one of 50 top litigators recognized by the National Law Journal for transforming litigation in a meaningful way.
As co-chair of the firm's PTO litigation practice, Dr. Ellison is of record in 55 inter partes review (IPR) matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She is one of few litigators to have this volume of IP matters before the Board since the inception of the PTAB in 2012. Dr. Ellison has led several significant cases, including her most recent representation of ImmunoGen, Inc., a long-time client of the firm and producer of cancer treatment drugs, and Laboratorios Silanes S.A., a Mexico-based pharmaceutical company responsible for creating an anti-venom treatment.
In commenting on the future of IP law, particularly IPRs as they relate to the America Invents Act (AIA), Dr. Ellison said, "Congress took a great deal of time passing the AIA and doesn't plan to dramatically amend it, so IPRs are here to stay for quite some time. Between IPR and other changes in the law, what the future bodes is an integrated approach to patent strategy, whether on the defense or challenge side."
The National Law Journal's "Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers" recognition acknowledges professionals who have both notable and groundbreaking achievements in litigation. The respective award honorees are featured in a special supplement of the publication and will be celebrated during an awards reception in New York, NY on Monday, December 14, 2015.
To view Dr. Ellison's profile, please click here and view the content on page eight.
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Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, DC, Sterne Kessler is dedicated exclusively to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Our team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students and technical specialists include some of the country's most respected practitioners of intellectual property law. Most of our professionals hold an advanced level degree, including more than 50 in masters degrees and more than 60 with a doctorate in science or engineering, -- credentials wide and deep enough to fill the faculty of a science-oriented university.
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