Eleanor Yost litigates high-stakes intellectual property disputes in state and federal courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She also manages national and international patent and trademark portfolios for some of the most recognizable brands in the world.
Eleanor’s clients rely on her for a broad range of intellectual property and government contracts matters, including patent and trademark prosecution, opinions, licensing, due diligence, and transactions.4
She is the lead author of PTAB Post Grant Proceedings: A Tactical Guide for Practitioners, and represents patent owners and petitioners in reexamination, inter partes review (IPR), post grant review (PGR) and covered business method review (CBMR) proceedings, and related appeals to the Federal Circuit.
In addition to her intellectual property practice, Eleanor assists clients navigating government contracts and procurement issues, particularly those involving the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) and the Bayh-Dole Act, among others. She counsels clients with respect to prime awards, grants (e.g., DARPA), subcontract arrangements, contract interpretation, performance, bid protests, and potential claims.
- St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.)
- State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A.)
- Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP, Washington
- Associate, Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Rochester, NY
Professional & Community Involvement:
- PTAB Bar Association
- Co-Chairman, Women’s Committee
- Founding Director, Board of Directors
- Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
- Vice-Chair, Post Grant Patent Office Practice Committee
- Lead Author, IPO’s Response to the USTPO’s Request for Comments concerning America
- Invents Act post-grant proceedings
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
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