Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Emily’s practice focuses on complex litigation, with an emphasis on patent 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.
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; trademark and copyright registration and litigation; and trade secret and unfair competition matters. 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 represents various industries, including education, manufacturing, energy, and the food and beverage industry to name a few.
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. 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 previously served as Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association – IP Section. She also serves on the boards of The NOLA Project, a local ensemble theatre company and GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center.