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  • Education
    • J.D., George Mason University, George Mason Law Review, Production Editor
    • B.A., University of Colorado, Physics
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Colorado, 2010
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2010
Taryn Elliott’s grasp of technology and creativity assists clients with the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property. Taryn is a physicist, and her comprehensive background in a variety of fields of physics, mathematics, and computer science provides her with the knowledge and skills to prepare, prosecute, and enforce patents in a wide range of technical fields.

She manages domestic and international intellectual property portfolios for clients engaged in numerous industries, ranging from small startups to leading multinational companies. Further, she advises clients regarding disputes, negotiates on their behalf, and represents them aggressively in litigation where necessary. Her experience covers a range of complex commercial litigation matters, including:
  • Patent, trademark, and copyright infringement
  • Trade secret theft
  • Unfair competition
  • Breach of contract
  • Construction defect

Taryn has significant experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. This experience includes drafting provisional, non-provisional, United States national stage, international and reissue patent applications across a variety of technologies; responses to office actions, appeals and post grant proceedings; and non-infringement and/or invalidity opinions. Taryn has executed design patents covering subject matter ranging from graphical user interfaces to consumer products and packaging.  She works with clients to develop comprehensive protection strategies for inventive concepts using complementary design and utility patent applications, as further supplemented by the full spectrum of intellectual property rights, including trade dress, trademark, copyright, and trade secret.  Her creativity and understanding of the nuances in these areas and how they work together results in a portfolio tailored to the unique business goals of each client.
  • Drafted multiple patent applications, including utility and design, directed at graphical user interfaces for a leading telecommunications company.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive international intellectual property portfolio, with a heavy emphasis on design patent and trade dress protection, for a leading consumer products company in a billion dollar per year industry.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive international intellectual property portfolio for a growing startup company, including complementary design, utility, and trade dress protection.
  • Analyzed products for a medical device company to identify any potential gaps in the utility patent coverage and filed design patent applications supplementing the utility patent applications with a different scope of patent protection for the products.
  • Drafted and prosecuted broadening reissue design applications through issuance and enforced the same in litigation.
  • Drafted multiple invalidity, non-infringement, and infringement assessments based on design patents.
  • Helped a pharmaceutical company develop a product with freedom to operate in view of complementary design and utility patents.  
  • Drafted non-infringement and invalidity arguments for a response to a preliminary injunction based on a design patent, helping to reach a favorable settlement in the case.
  • Drafted multiple patent applications in the areas of multimedia environments and devices, stochastic model simulation, cloud infrastructures, voice recognition software, image processing, and computer vision for a leading multi-national computer technology company.
  • Drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications in the areas of data storage networks and devices, including hard drives, solid-state drives, hybrid drives, magnetic recording media, software and content distribution, error scanning and analysis, and cloud servers for a leading multi-national data storage technology company.
  • Drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications in the areas of telecommunications, Internet and wireless services, and content delivery for a leading multi-national telecommunications technology company.
  • Drafted and prosecuted multiple patent applications in the area of data storage networks and devices and database management systems for a leading multi-national telecommunications technology company.
  • Prosecuted multiple national stage applications in the areas of corrective lenses, progressive lenses, ophthalmic lenses, and optical equipment for a leading multi-national ophthalmic lens company.
  • Integral part of successfully defending against claims for fraudulent misrepresentation and fraudulent concealment involving a seven-figure asset purchase agreement for a leading multi-national personal health care technology company.
  • Integral part of successfully defending a national developer against multi-million dollar construction defect claims.
  • Integral part of obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement for a homeowners association in construction defect litigation.
Publications & Presentations
Post-KSR Obviousness: The Effects of the Patent and Trademark Office's Exemplary Rationales on Patent Litigation
16 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1011 (2009)
Publications & Presentations
Antitrust Policy in the New Administration
16 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 795 (2009)
Co-author; Symposium Conference Report