Elaine Tassinari, Biography

Elaine Tassinari is an attorney with eleven years of experience in Intellectual Property Law and Litigation with education and experience in Medical Inventions, Medical Devices, Biology and Biotechnology.

She has worked for three years as a trial attorney, has ten years of experience in complex litigation, has worked for two years in oncology, has six years of biology studies with laboratory work, and experience in intellectual property matters, medical inventions and medical devices.

Elaine worked in patent interferences in a Washington, D.C. national, boutique patent law firm and as an intern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. in chambers for the Honorable Judge Randall R. Rader. Elaine has 36 credits of Biology studies and Biomedical and Molecular Biology expertise. In 2015, Elaine completed a course of study at the Boston University School of Medicine in Biotechnology and Clinical Research.

Elaine began her legal career in 2005 working on a matter related to the Patent Cooperate Treaty and interacting with offices at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to law school, Elaine’s Intellectual Property and international work encompassed working in Japan for a steel company as an Assistant to the President/Owner reading the patents for cold rolled steel for inventions for surgical instruments and cell phone equipment. She also worked in Oncology diagnostics for a Cambridge, MA biotechnology firm.

During her LL.M. studies, in 2006, at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., Elaine was selected as the first LL.M. student to become an intern for the Honorable Chief Judge Rader at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.  The Federal Circuit is the highest appellate court  with specialized jurisdiction for patent appeals. While there, she drafted bench memos and advised the judge on points of law and issues in the litigants’ briefs and during oral arguments. Elaine attended one year of oral arguments at the Federal Circuit.

Elaine’s patent law litigation experience is in medical inventions, medical devices, laboratory equipment, audio book services, car brake systems, life saving devices for emergency personnel, medicines in the areas of bone marrow transplant, diabetes and myocardial infarction.

Elaine has experience assisting in all areas of patent prosecution on mechanical inventions, utility patents, articles of manufacture, laboratory equipment, and provisional applications.

Elaine has been invited to guest lecture in Intellectual Property Law for a Boston area law school and lecture on the U.S. Supreme Court decision, KSR v. Teleflex.

In March of 2012, working with a Virginia attorney, Elaine successfully drafted the report of facts from victims’ depositions for the Special Master for the O’Brien v. Islamic Republic of Iran case in which the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia awarded the U.S. Marines 44 million dollars in damages for injuries suffered in the 1983 U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing. This case addressed the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Terrorism Exception. This case can be found on Wikipedia.

Elaine brings impressive leadership, project management and team building skill sets to every project in which she is involved.  Elaine’s technical areas of expertise are in molecular biology, immunology and medical devices.