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Background

Leah Edelman is an Associate in the Washington D.C. office of Fish & Richardson. She was previously a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Paul C. Huck of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Edelman was a Graduate Researcher specializing in electronic materials at the University of Florida and also worked as an Electrical Engineer at IBM.

Education

J.D., University of Florida 2011


M.S., University of Florida 2006
Materials Science & Engineering


B.S., Northwestern University 2005
Materials Science & Engineering

Admissions

  • New York 2012
  • District of Columbia 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Clerkships

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2011 - 2012

Memberships & Affiliations

​New York Intellectual Property Law Association
New York County Lawyers' Association
Journal of Law and Public Policy, Notes editor​

 

Other Distinctions

​​Publications

"Trade Dress Not Protectable If It Serves Any Purpose Other Than Source Identification, No Apportionment Requirement for Design Patent Damages," co-author with Craig Countryman, Fish Litigation Blog (July 22, 2015).

"Judge Pender Allows Supplementation of Prior Art Record For Good Cause," co-author with Andrew Kopsidas, Fish Litigation Blog (April 29, 2015).

"Equivalence Determination Does Not Depend On Labels Like ‘Vitiation’ and ‘Antithesis,’ But On the Substantiality of Relevant Differences," co-author with Cherylyn Esoy Mizzo, Fish Litigation Blog (April 3, 2015).

"Second Reference Can Be Used to Show Inherent Disclosure If Missing Characteristic Is ‘Necessarily Present’ In First Reference," co-author with Cherylyn Esoy Mizzo, Fish Litigation Blog (February 5, 2015).

"Boilerplate Language Not Enough To Invalidate Assignment; Attorney’s Failure to Flag Potential Claim Does Not Toll Statute of Limitations on Fraud-Based Claims," co-author with Cherylyn Esoy Mizzo, Fish Litigation Blog (December 24, 2014).

"Distribution of Email Implying Special Influence Warrants Public Reprimand," co-author with Cherylyn Esoy Mizzo, Fish Litigation Blog (December 1, 2014).

"Inventor’s Affirmative Misrepresentations Nearly Rose to Level of Misconduct That Supports Inequitable Conduct Finding Without Need to Prove But-For Materiality," Fish Litigation Blog (September 2, 2014).

"Personal jurisdiction over plaintiff preserved upon transfer, expert evidence necessary for indefiniteness inquiry," Fish Litigation Blog (March 3, 2014).

"Federal Circuit clarifies claim scope, obviousness, and objective indicia inquiries on reexam," Fish Litigation Blog (January 2, 2014).

"Boron Diffusion in Amorphous Germanium" in 1066 AM. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS CONF. PROC. 225 (2008).

"Effect of Carbon Co-Doping on Boron Diffusion in Amorphous Silicon" in 93 APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 8 (2008).

"Boron Diffusion in Silicon-Germanium Alloys" in 92 APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 172108 (2008).

"Effect of Low Ge Content on B Diffusion in Amorphous SiGe Alloys" in 26 J. VACUUM SCI. & TECH. B, 333 (2008).

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April 4, 2016
Fish & Richardson Wins Over $6 Million in Attorneys’ Fees for Chicago Board Options Exchange in Multi-Year Patent Dispute With ISE
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December 22, 2014
Fish & Richardson Wins Attorneys’ Fees for Chicago Board Options Exchange in Multi-Year Patent Dispute With ISE
Press Releases
Fish Litigation Blog
May 16, 2016
Software Claims Directed to Specific Improvements in Computer Operations May be “Non-Abstract”
Software Claims Directed to Specific Improvements in Computer Operations May be “Non-Abstract”
Authors: Rob Courtney, Leah A. Edelman
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
May 2, 2016
Corporate Residence Definition in Patent Cases Unchanged by Congressional Revisions to Venue Statute; Minimum Contacts Under Beverly Hills Fan Reaffirmed
Authors: Rob Courtney, Leah A. Edelman
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
July 22, 2015
Trade Dress Not Protectable If It Serves Any Purpose Other Than Source Identification, No Apportionment Requirement for Design Patent Damages
Authors: Leah A. Edelman, Craig Countryman
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
April 29, 2015
Judge Pender Allows Supplementation of Prior Art Record For Good Cause
Second Circuit: Google Book-Scanning Project Fair Use
Authors: Leah A. Edelman, Andrew R. Kopsidas
ITC Litigation
Fish Litigation Blog
April 3, 2015
Equivalence Determination Does Not Depend On Labels Like “Vitiation” and “Antithesis,” But On The Substantiality of Relevant Differences
Author: Leah A. Edelman
Federal Circuit
Life Sciences
Fish Litigation Blog
February 5, 2015
Second Reference Can Be Used to Show Inherent Disclosure If Missing Characteristic Is “Necessarily Present” In First Reference
Author: Leah A. Edelman
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
December 24, 2014
Boilerplate Language Not Enough To Invalidate Assignment; Attorney’s Failure To Flag Potential Claim Does Not Toll Statute of Limitations On Fraud-Based Claims
Author: Leah A. Edelman
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
Fish Litigation Blog
December 1, 2014
Distribution of Email Implying Special Influence Warrants Public Reprimand
Author: Leah A. Edelman
IP Litigation
Federal Circuit
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September 2, 2014
Inventor’s Affirmative Misrepresentations Nearly Rose To Level Of Misconduct That Supports Inequitable Conduct Finding Without Need To Prove But-For Materiality
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April 8, 2014
Fish & Richardson Obtains Federal Circuit Affirmance of Patent Infringement Win for the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated
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