Pillsbury Elects Eight Attorneys to Partnership
Implementation of Inter Partes Review
Emily T. Bell
Ms. Bell's intellectual property practice focuses on patent prosecution and client counseling in the mechanical arts. She has drafted patent applications, and has prosecuted patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in the areas of lithography, medical devices, pneumatic tools, hand tools, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, automotive parts, engines, laminators, document shredders, intelligent assist devices, and electrochemical devices.
Ms. Bell has also handled a variety of patent related matters, including reissue applications, requests for ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings, interference proceedings, product clearance and patentability letters, as well as opinions of non-infringement and invalidity of patents. She has also represented parties in appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Ms. Bell was seconded part-time for ten months to work in the legal department (intellectual property) of a division of one of the world's largest medical device manufacturers, and was also seconded full-time for four months to work in the corporate intellectual property department of one of the world's largest semiconductor equipment manufacturers.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Bell worked for Eastman Chemical Company for over eight years as an innovation project manager and a research mechanical engineer. As a project manager, her responsibilities included implementing innovation project management in research and development departments, as well as managing project teams to commercialize new and improved products. As an engineer, she evaluated the processability and mechanical properties of new and improved polyesters and blends for packaging applications, and was a co-inventor of inventions protected by five U.S. patents.
American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section); American Intellectual Property Law Association (Interference Committee, Patent Committee, Women in IP Committee); Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Patent, Trademark & Copyright Section; Chair 2011-12, Ethics Committee Chair 2004-05, Programs Committee Co-chair 2005-08, Treasurer 2008-09, Secretary 2009-10, Chair-elect 2010-11); Virginia Bar Association; Society of Women Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Phi Kappa Phi; Tau Beta Pi
Supreme Court of Virginia; United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; Supreme Court of the United States of America; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee