Partner at Robins Kaplan LLP
For more than 20 years, Elizabeth Gardner has helped guide clients through all phases of litigation involving patented and trade secret protected technology. She advises clients on which cases are worth pursuing and which are worth settling, and excels in finding creative business solutions along the way.
Ms Gardner represents clients in a broad range of technology areas, including in the chemical, materials, pharmaceutical, electrical, medical products and medical diagnostics industries. She has represented clients in numerous Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings, as well as in patent jury trials, bench trials, in federal district courts and at the International Trade Commission, and in appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In addition to her trial work, Ms Gardner has counselled clients on negotiating and drafting licensing agreements and has advised on issues related to patentability, validity and infringement.
Ms Gardner’s work has previously been recognised by Managing Intellectual Property, which has named her one of the “Top 250 Women in IP” and a “New York IP Star.”
Ms Gardner is admitted to practise in New York, the US District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the Federal Circuit of the US Court of Appeals. She received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, as well as an MS in materials science from Columbia University.