Elissa Sanford


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Elissa L. Sanford is an associate in the firm’s Patent Litigation and Post Grant Patent Proceedings groups, focusing on litigating chemical, biochemical, biomedical, and mechanical patents in federal courts, before the International Trade Commission, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office . With an educational background in biological sciences including chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, and human physiology, Ms. Sanford is able to apply her knowledge to the technologies underlying a wide range of cases.  Ms. Sanford also has experience in prosecution-related matters in the chemical, biochemical, and mechanical areas. Ms. Sanford earned her Juris Doctor from William and Mary, Mary Mashall-Wythe School of Law and her bachelors degree in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry and Premedical Sciences from Old Dominion University.