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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2003
    • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996, Chemical Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Washington, 2003
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Emily Peyser partners with clients to offer strategic and comprehensive intellectual property strategies to help procure and protect their patent and trademark portfolios. She places a high value on working closely with clients to establish long term relationships and a deep understanding of their business objectives.  As a trusted advisor, Emily guides her clients at every stage in the lifecycle of their intellectual property assets with an emphasis on planning, procurement of U.S. and foreign patents, opinions, enforcement and licensing.

Utilizing her technical background in electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering, Emily focuses her practice in a variety of technology areas, including satellite components and systems, semiconductor manufacturing tools and metal deposition processes, large-scale electrical energy storage systems, electrochemical ion exchange systems, radioactive material containment, biofuels, commercial vehicles, food processing, medical devices, pulp and paper, timberland management, wood products, and recreational equipment.

Emily leverages her commitment to client service and her industry knowledge as a chemical engineer at several industry leading companies including one of the largest global aerospace manufactures and an American multinational consumer goods corporation specializing in personal/consumer health products to help clients ranging from startups to global corporations develop intellectual property strategies and solutions that achieve their goals.

Emily served as an extern to Judge Richard C. Tallman, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania, East Africa. Emily currently volunteers with the International Rescue Committee mentoring refugees who have been brought to the Seattle area for resettlement.

  • Successfully defended and upheld a patent in ex parte reexamination 90/013,806 with all claims confirmed
  • Prepared and managed extensive portfolios of U.S. and International patent applications for semiconductor manufacturing company
  • Prepared and managed extensive portfolios of U.S. and International patent applications for nuclear fuel storage company
  • Performed due diligence reviews and prepared landscape opinions for the acquisition of a large multi-discipline patent portfolio
  • Worked with startups to prepare patent applications or patentability opinions that were used to secure additional investor funding
  • Worked with multiple technical groups to harvest inventions across broad array of technology areas relating to satellite and spacecraft development
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The Imperfect Marriage Between IP Management and Business Strategy
Moderator, Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington Chapter, Seattle, WA
March, 2019
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Recent Changes for IP in Europe
Speaker, COJK, Seattle, WA
September 2017
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Patent Update: First-Inventor-To-File Transition
Memorandum, Peyser, E.C.
November, 2012
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Patent Update: First-Inventor-To-File Transition
Memorandum, Peyser, E.C.
November 2012
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Essentials for Entrepreneurs Workshop Series: Trade Secrets
Presenter, COJK and NWEN, Seattle, WA
January 2006
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Knorr-Bremse: Reforming Willfulness Jurisprudence
November 2004
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O'Connor, B.E. and Peyser, E., Ex parte Young: A Mechanism for Enforcing Federal Intellectual Property Rights Against States
10 B.U. J. OF SCI. & TECH. L. 225
2004