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Elizabeth M. Manno

IP Litigation Partner

Venable LLP

Elizabeth M. Manno is an IP Litigation partner at Venable LLP. Her practice focuses on patent infringement and other intellectual property litigation, including trademark litigation. Elizabeth excels at breaking down highly technical concepts in a way that courts can understand. Her experience includes litigating patent and trademark infringement cases before federal courts across the country and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has also served as a core member of patent litigation teams that have won preliminary injunctions for clients against their infringing competitors in various jurisdictions nationwide.

Elizabeth represents U.S. national and global companies in a variety of technology fields, including semiconductors, GPS, wireless devices, databases, and medical devices. She frequently argues in federal courts around the country and has secured victories for leading technology companies at various stages of litigation.

A prolific writer on patent and legal issues, Elizabeth has published articles in World IP Review, BNA-Bloomberg, Law360, and Inside Counsel, among other publications. She is an active member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and currently chairs NAWL’s Survey on the Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms. She received the organization’s Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member award in 2019.

Prior to entering private practice, she spent two years clerking for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and a year clerking for the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Elizabeth also serves as a volunteer lawyer for the Colorado Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, representing clients seeking asylum in the United States.

Recent Articles by Elizabeth M. Manno

Stay on Top of Hot Topics in Patent Damages Litigation

In patent litigation, damages issues are sometimes treated as an afterthought when compared to the issues of infringement and invalidity. However, achieving a client’s goals requires an attorney to place damages at the center of the litigation strategy from the very beginning. Damages, quite simply, can make or break a case. And it is a quickly evolving field, rife with inconsistent judicial decisions, vague standards, and new techniques for measuring damages. Below are some of the current hot topics in patent litigation—and tips for practitioners on both sides of the “v” on how to handle them.

PTAB Subpoenas: Practical Guidance on How to Use This Rare but Useful Tool

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) remains a popular and busy venue for post-grant review of patents. These proceedings are known for being faster, and by statute, they allow for less discovery than district court patent cases. PTAB litigants therefore may not think about potential third-party subpoenas, which can take significant time and effort to obtain. It is possible, however, to obtain a subpoena in a PTAB case. In certain circumstances, a PTAB subpoena can be a useful tool to bolster your case at the PTAB, but there are specific procedures that must be followed to properly issue and enforce such a subpoena. Precise compliance with these procedures is necessary to obtain the discovery sought.

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