Liz focuses primarily on patent litigation matters to support clients in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology industries. Her experience includes dispute resolution in federal district and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration. Liz also represents clients in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and has an active pro bono practice, obtaining protection orders for victims of domestic violence.

Before attending law school, Liz earned her Ph.D. in medical science from the Pathiobiology Graduate Program at Brown University. She conducted graduate and post-graduate research in cell and molecular biology. During law school, she was an intellectual property management intern for the University of Washington Center for Commercialization, and counseled small business clients on IP strategy as a member of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.

  • Publications and Presentations
    • “Foreign Lost Profits Recoverable for Patent Damages,” IP Strategist, August 2018
    • “Federal Circuit Expands Liability for Divided Patent Infringement,” IP Strategist, September 2015 (co-author)
    • Patent Law Year in Review 2014, Seattle, WA (co-presenter)
    • “XPA Impacts Formation But Not Proteasome-Sensitive Repair of DNA-Protein Cross-links Induced by Chromate,” Mutagenesis, 2010 (co-author)
    • “Mechanism of DNA-Protein Crosslinking by Chromium,” Chemical Research in Toxology, 2010 (co-author)
    • “WRN Helicase Promotes Repair of DNA Double-Strand Breaks Caused by Aberrant Mismatch Repair of Chromium-DNA Adducts,” Cell Cycle, 2009 (co-author)
    • “Do Not Cross Your DNA,” Chemical Research in Toxology, 2008 (co-author)

Education & Admissions

J.D., University of Washington School of Law

Ph.D., Biology and Medicine
Brown University

B.A., cum laude, Biological Sciences
Wellesley College

Admitted to practice in Washington

Admitted to practice in the Western District of Washington, the Eastern District of Texas and the Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Ninth Circuits


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