Elizabeth E. Leitereg, Esq.

Patent Attorney

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Phone: 775-849-3085

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law 1989
B.A. Chemistry, Douglas College, Rutgers University 1979.

Specialty areas: Chemistry/chemical engineering, semiconductor fabrication; nanotechnology, biotechnology, mechanical.

Curriculum Vitae

Ms. Leitereg is a patent attorney with over 18 years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. She also has a number of years of experience in licensing and other transactions involving IP; and has performed infringement and validity studies and patent portfolio due diligence evaluations. Ms. Leitereg has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide variety of disciplines including the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nanotechnology, electrical and mechanical arts.

Ms. Leitereg joined North Shore Associates in 1998 where she provides patent preparation and prosecution services to a variety of corporate clients. Her portfolio of patent work includes technologies such as oligonucleotide microarrays, biomolecular synthesis and assays, ligand/receptor therapeutic biochemicals, mass spectrometry, scanning fluorometry, liquid chromatography, medical devices, medical equipment, tools and procedures, spacecraft control systems and spacecraft subsystems, lasers, sensors, digital circuits, electronic devices and packaging, batteries, solar cells, traveling wave tubes, adhesives, coatings, liquid crystal displays, consumer electronics, semiconductor fabrication and processing, printed circuit fabrication, microelectronics and nanoelectronics.

Prior joining North Shore Associates, Ms. Leitereg worked for Hughes Electronics Corp. in Los Angeles, CA, as a patent attorney in the Patents and Licensing Department from 1991 to 1998. During her tenure at Hughes, she supported the Hughes Research Laboratories, Commercial and Industrial Sector, Hughes Telecommunications and Space Company, and Hughes Space and Communications Company, where she counseled her clients on intellectual property protection; and drafted and negotiated various agreements to protect intellectual property and prepared and prosecuted patent applications for her clients. Before her tenure at Hughes, Ms. Leitereg was a patent associate at the law firm of Skjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin and Friel in San Jose, CA from 1989 to 1991 where she received much of her initial patent training.

Ms. Leitereg gained real-world technical experience working at Hughes Aircraft Company, Solid State Products Division, in Newport Beach, CA in the late 1970 ’s through the mid 1980’s as a Member of the Technical Staff in the Advanced Hybrid Technology Department, where she supported the R&D of a variety of microelectronics projects. Ms. Leitereg has worked for Applied Technology, Inc., a Division of Litton Systems, in San Jose, CA, in the mid and late 1980’s as a Senior Process Engineer in the Hybrid and Microwave Devices Department, where she supported R&D, test, reliability and manufacturing departments in various microelectronics projects.

Ms. Leitereg is admitted to practice law in the state of California and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Association, and the American Chemical Society, as well as the State Bar of California.