Elizabeth M. Manno

Partner

Elizabeth Manno’s practice focuses on patent infringement and other intellectual property litigation, including trademark litigation. Elizabeth excels at breaking down highly technical concepts in a way that courts can understand. Her experience includes litigating patent and trademark infringement cases before federal courts across the country and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She has also served as a core member of patent litigation teams that have won preliminary injunctions for clients against their infringing competitors in various jurisdictions nationwide.

Elizabeth represents U.S. national and global companies in a variety of technology fields, including semiconductors, GPS, wireless devices, databases, and medical devices. She frequently argues in federal courts around the country and has secured victories for leading technology companies at various stages of litigation.

A prolific writer on patent and legal issues, Elizabeth has published articles in World IP Review, BNA-Bloomberg, Law360, and Inside Counsel, among other publications. She is an active member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and currently chairs NAWL’s Survey on the Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms. She received the organization’s Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member award in 2019.

Prior to entering private practice, she spent two years clerking for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and a year clerking for the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Elizabeth also serves as a volunteer lawyer for the Colorado Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, representing clients seeking asylum in the United States.

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Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Florida Levin College of Law 2009
  • B.A. International Affairs cum laude George Washington University 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Colorado, Florida, and North Carolina Only: Practicing Under the Supervision of Venable Partners Admitted in DC.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Michael Bender, Chief Justice Colorado Supreme Court 2011 - 2012
  • Honorable Richard Smoak U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida 2009 - 2011

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
    • Chair, NAWL Survey on the Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms, 2019 – present
    • Chair, Denver Conference, 2019
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association
  • Board member, Colorado IP American Inn of Court, 2019 – present

Recognition
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  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award, 2019

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Volunteer attorney, Colorado Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, representing clients seeking asylum in the United States

Volunteerism

  • Volunteer, Women’s Bean Project
  • Board member, Cupid’s Charity, 2019 – present
  • Member, Historic Preservation Board, City of Lafayette, Colorado, 2017 – 2018