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  • Overview

About Eli

Eli Svetlov’s practice focuses on high-tech and complex patent litigation disputes in U.S. District Courts and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 500.

He is experienced in all phases of patent litigation, from pre-suit investigations to trial, including pleadings, motion practice, fact and expert discovery. With extensive technical background and prior academia and engineering experience, Eli’s practice encompasses a wide range of technologies, primarily involving electrical engineering, semiconductor manufacturing, computer science and software engineering, and life science technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Eli served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Chief Judge Susan Braden at the United States Court of Federal Claims. Eli’s prior experience also included patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, strategic IP portfolio development, and client counseling, with experience in conducting patent searches, due diligence investigations, licensing, and transactions. Eli also speaks Russian.

In addition to his intellectual property practice, Eli devotes his time to pro bono matters, including work with the International Refugee Assistance Project and the Innocence Project.

Focus Areas
Education

J.D., Intellectual Property Law, George Washington University Law School (2017)


Ph.D., Physical Electronics, Applied Physics, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (2010)


M.S., Applied Physics, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (2006)


B.S., Electrical Engineering, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (2004)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2016
  • Texas 2017
Languages
  • English
  • Russian
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