Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Emily’s practice focuses on patent litigation, with an emphasis on matters concerning biotechnology, chemical, and petrochemical technologies. Emily is experienced in all aspects of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling through appeal, including case development, discovery management, motion practice, hearings, and appellate briefing. Emily joined the firm as an associate in 2011. Prior to moving back to New Orleans and joining Carver Darden, she practiced intellectual property law in Texas at a firm ranked in one of American Lawyer’s Top 100 Firms.

She also has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and has successfully obtained both domestic and foreign patent protection for her clients. Her practice also includes counseling clients on IP transactions; conducting patent freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity and non-infringement analyses; due diligence investigations; and trademark and copyright registration and litigation. She has further handled interference matters before the former Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, handled inter partes review matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and has argued (and obtained a favorable judgment for her client) before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Emily received her juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 2007. She served as Notes and Comments editor of the Houston Law Review, was awarded the Locke Liddell & Sapp IP Scholarship, and competed with her mock trial team in the 2006 ABA Arbitration Competition and the 2007 National Ethics Competition. Emily currently serves on the Board of the Gulf Coast Intellectual Property Association and as Treasurer for the Louisiana State Bar Association – IP Section.

Year Admitted to Practice



Ms. Gummer received a B.S.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University in 2004. She received her J.D. in 2007 from the University of Houston Law Center where she was a Notes and Comments editor of the Houston Law Review.


American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section); Federal Bar Association; New Orleans Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Louisiana State Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section) and Houston Intellectual Property Law Association.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office; All Louisiana and Texas State and Federal Courts; United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit