Taryn Elliott’s grasp of technology and creativity assists clients with the protection and enforcement of their intellectual property. Taryn is a physicist and a pilot, and her comprehensive background in a variety of fields including physics, mathematics, aviation, aerospace 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 solo inventors and small startups to leading multinational companies. Further, she advises clients regarding disputes, negotiates on their behalf and represents them aggressively in litigation when necessary. Her experience covers a range of enforcement and defensive strategies, both nationally and internationally, including litigation, post grant proceedings, take-down notices, customs enforcement and other specialized proceedings.
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 leads Polsinelli’s Product Design and User Interface Group, which specializes in securing global design patent rights and enforcing those rights through litigation and alternative enforcement mechanisms. Taryn has executed design patents covering subject matter ranging from vehicles and aircraft to user interfaces to consumer products and packaging, among other industries. She works with clients to develop comprehensive protection strategies for inventive concepts using complementary utility and design 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.
Taryn seeks to understand the business context and objective of each innovation to inform not only a protection strategy, where appropriate, but also design-around strategies, freedom-to-operate assessments and defensive strategies and filings. She is frequently engaged in due diligence associated with asset purchases, investments, acquisitions and licensing. At their core, intellectual property matters are business assets so Taryn generates strategies and budgets for the matters that are aligned with the overall business.