Elise Edlin is an IP litigation partner in the San Francisco office. She is experienced in all aspects of patent litigation from pre-filing analysis and discovery through trial and post-trial motions. Her practice is focused on complex, high-tech litigation in Federal Courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She has represented clients in a wide range of technologies including Voice over IP telephony, computer networking, wireless communications, data processing, and power grids, as well as standardized technology and RAND claims. Elise is also very active in providing pro bono legal services and has represented multiple clients seeking asylum at the Immigration Court.


Thought Leadership


Computer Claim Disarray: Untangling the Means-Plus-Function Doctrine to Eliminate Impermissible Functional Claiming in Software Patents, 28 BERKELEY TECH L.J. 417 (2013).


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2013

    Notes and Comments Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal

    Law and Technology Certificate

  • University of California, Santa BarbaraB.S., Biological Science (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Concentration)2000