Vera M. Elson is a partner and trial lawyer based in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Palo Alto office. Her practice is focused on intellectual property trials and strategic counseling for high technology clients.
She primarily handles patent cases in federal district courts across the country and proceedings before the International Trade Commission. She has extensive trial experience in high-stakes cases, including both jury trials and bench trials. Vera has also successfully litigated cases related to trade secret misappropriation, common law, and copyright claims. She has argued and won before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
She is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Early in her career, she was an intern for the late Chief Judge Helen W. Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, Vera worked as an electrical engineer doing high-speed circuit design.
- J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
- B.S., Cybernetics, University of California, Los Angeles
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Steering Committee Member, Working Group 10 of the Sedona Conference, 2012
- State Bar of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Rate : $$$