Elizabeth M. O'Donoghue, Ph.D.



Elizabeth O'Donoghue


Elizabeth O’Donoghue concentrates her practice in intellectual property matters and related business issues, including assisting companies and individuals in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She assists clients in developing comprehensive and effective intellectual property portfolios including domestic and international trademark, patent and copyright strategies.

Elizabeth has a technical background in anatomy and neuroscience, particularly in the biotech and pharmaceutical space. She has been involved in patent prosecution concentrating on the preparation of patent applications, as well as reports on patentability, infringement and validity. She has been involved in the prosecution, opposition and enforcement of trademarks. She assists clients in the preparation and negotiation of assignment, license and confidentiality agreements and has been involved in a number of Internet-based issues including social networking issues, domain name disputes and Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings.

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Representative Matters

  • conducted domestic and foreign trademark clearance searches for a large pharmaceutical company on an expedited basis
  • represented a software company in a successful UDRP proceeding
  • prepared a non-infringement opinion for a startup biotech company in order for the company to receive funding
  • managed domestic and foreign trademark portfolios, including assertion and defense of trademark matters, for many clients
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Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law
  • Ph.D., Boston University
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Stradley Ronon Hiring Committee
  • Young Professionals Leadership Council, American Diabetes Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Removing IP Barriers to Make Money for Your Clients,” Association of Corporate Counsel 8th Annual In-House Counsel Conference
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Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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In The Community

Elizabeth is a member of the Young Professionals Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association.
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