Elliot Furman is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has worked on a wide range of domestic and international patents for individual inventors, start-ups, large companies, and venture capital firms. His expertise in patent law is complemented by more than eighteen years of combined business and engineering experience, and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Stanford University.
Elliot provides a unique range of services including patent preparation and prosecution, product analysis and patentability assessments, guidance in defending against infringement accusations, advice on designing around competitors’ patents and products, product design and prototyping guidance, and patent training. He also routinely participates in engineering design meetings and business strategy meetings with an eye towards developing valuable patent portfolios that maximize opportunities for successful enforcement, defense, licensing, acquisition, and marketing.
Elliot has a deep level of expertise in nearly every area of engineering and science. He serves clients in a variety of established and emerging fields including: medical devices; electronics; telecommunications; analog and digital integrated circuits (ICs); semiconductors and semiconductor devices; Internet applications, services, software, and hardware; online advertising, news aggregation, and publishing; blogs; Web 2.0; financial systems and methods; business methods; databases; mobile communication devices; wireless and optical communications; GPS and navigation systems; manufacturing processes; digital and analog signal processing; video; audio; medical devices; mechanical devices; games, toys, and novelty items.
Elliot has a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in mathematics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office in patent cases.