The George Washington University National Law Center
(J.D., with honors) – 2009
The George Washington University
(B.S. Computer Science, cum laude) – 2006
United States Patent and Trademark Office
District of Columbia
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Secretary of the Software Related Inventions Committee (IPO) (2014 – Present)
Eli Mazour’s practice focuses on helping large technology companies build valuable, high-quality patent portfolios in an efficient manner. Eli has extensive experience in all aspects of patent prosecution, including preparing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications related to computer software, Internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, networking devices, electronic consumer products, and medical devices.
Eli has particular expertise in developing and implementing innovative patent prosecution strategies for reaching favorable results at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also helps clients evaluate existing patent portfolios, identify strategic areas for patenting, and create processes for harvesting disclosures of patentable inventions.
In addition, he has been involved with patent litigation, patent infringement investigations, clearance of products (freedom to operate opinions), and licensing negotiations. As a result, he is keenly aware of the pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to grasp during patent prosecution.
Eli is the creator of the online IP video series, Clause 8, which features video interviews with prominent members of the IP community.
Eli started his patent law career at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, & Dunner.
“Chatting With Ex-Fed Circ. Chief About Patent System ‘Mess’,” Law 360 (April 2017)
“Fixing America’s Patent System is the Best Strategy to Jump-Start our Stalled Economy,” IPWatchdog.com (April, 2017)
Co-author. “Alice on Dulany Street: How the PTAB handles 101 in ex parte appeals,” IPWatchdog.com (January 2017)
Co-author. “PTAB in Alice’s Wonderland,” IPWatchdog.com (September 2015)
“Exclusive Interview with Asa Kling, Israel Patent Office Director,” IPWatchdog.com (April 2013)
“If You Fix It, They Will Come: Drawing Lessons Learned from Patents for Dealing with Rights in Technical Data,” Public Contract Law Journal (Placed 3rd in the 2009 ABA Public Contract Law Journal Writing Competition) (2009)
Speaker. “Patent Eligibility: Navigating the Supreme Court’s 2016 Decisions and Its Impacts.“ The Knowledge Group (April 2017)
Speaker. “Ex Parte Appeal Decisions After Alice,” 2015 IPO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL