Elisabeth A. Langworthy: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Elisabeth A. Langworthy

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • IP Licensing & Transfers
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Trademarks & Service Marks
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Nuclear
  • Payments & E-Commerce
  • Copyrights
  • Digital Economy
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications Transactions
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0198
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Smith College, A.B., cum laude
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors Member, The George Washington Law Review
Admitted1984, Florida; 1986, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Member, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section, American Bar Association
Member, District of Columbia Bar
Member, International Trademark Association
Member, Bulletin Features Committee, International Trademark Association
Secretary, The Center for Alexandria's Children, Inc.

BornAngleton, Texas, October 4, 1955

Over the past 25 years, as Internet access, computer technology, electronic commerce and social media outlets have dramatically changed the field of intellectual property law, Libby Langworthy has been working with her clients to acquire and protect their intellectual property assets. Her experience in this specialized area spans a range of services, including advising on IP aspects of transactions as well as clearance, prosecution, protection, licensing and enforcement of trademarks, copyrights, domains and other forms of intellectual property.

Libby represents clients in proceedings before U.S. administrative agencies and in the courts. Working with foreign counsel, Libby supervises foreign trademark registration and enforcement of client portfolios in every country of the world in which U.S. companies may lawfully conduct business. She works closely with Sutherland's mergers and acquisitions team on intellectual property issues arising in domestic and transnational transactions.

Libby advises both large corporations and small businesses, and her diverse practice includes clients in financial services, banking, insurance, health care, energy, computers and software, automation and industrial manufacturing, construction materials, nuclear energy products and services, consumer products, carpets and floor coverings, beverage distribution, and textile research and technology, as well as trade associations, authors, schools and charitable institutions.

Selected Experience
Sutherland provides trademark and copyright legal services to Fortune 500 company.
Sutherland provides trademark and copyright legal services, including worldwide portfolio management, enforcement and licensing.
Sutherland advises The Hartford in strategic sale of its life insurance business.

Awards and Rankings

Named to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (2012)


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European Union Trademark Office Announces New “Fast Track” Procedure
Elisabeth A. Langworthy,Daniel C. Neustadt, December 2, 2014
Since 1994, the European Union’s trademark office ¿ the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) ¿ has provided trademark owners a centralized and cost-effective registration system for securing trademark protection throughout all of the EU’s member states. The...

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Direct Copyright Liability for Subscriber-Directed Retransmissons of Over-the-Air Broadcasts
Elisabeth A. Langworthy,Daniel C. Neustadt, July 9, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court held last week that a service provider directly infringes a copyright owner’s exclusive performance right when it transmits to subscribers individualized streams of copyrighted works almost simultaneously to their broadcast over the air. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Laches Cannot Bar Damages Relief for Timely Filed Copyright Infringement Claims
Elisabeth A. Langworthy,Daniel C. Neustadt, May 27, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that the defense of laches cannot serve as an absolute bar to relief for actions brought within the Copyright Act’s three-year limitations period. The majority opinion, penned by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drew a sharp distinction between legal damages and...

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Elisabeth A. Langworthy

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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