Lisa M. Mandrusiak: Lawyer with Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

Lisa M. Mandrusiak

Phone(703) 412-6492

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Practice Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Litigation
  • Opinions and Counseling
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Devices
Contact InfoTelephone: (703) 412-6492
Facsimile: 703-413-2220
University McGill University, B.Sc., with distinction; McGill University, M.Sc.
Law SchoolUniversity of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
AdmittedVirginia; Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Pauline Newman Inn of Court


Lisa M. Mandrusiak is an associate in the firm's Litigation practice group. With a background in molecular biology and genetics, she has a deep understanding of the sciences and technologies involved in her clients' chemical, biochemical, biomedical and pharmaceutical inventions.

In addition to litigating cases in federal courts, Ms. Mandrusiak advises her clients on litigation procedure and strategies, litigation avoidance, and the overall protection, exploitation, and enforcement of global patent portfolios. Ms. Mandrusiak's experience with international patent laws and prosecution enables her to better understand and communicate with foreign clients when strategizing and explaining U.S. patent laws.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Mandrusiak worked as a Patent Technology Specialist at Shusaku Yamamoto Patent Attorneys in Osaka, Japan where she prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in a variety of countries including Japan, Europe, and the United States and advised clients on successful strategies for managing international intellectual property portfolios. During law school, Ms. Mandrusiak worked as a contract associate at Verrill Dana, LLP in Portland, Maine prosecuting patents and advising on intellectual property litigation matters.


ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law (2011)

Wernick Prize for Legal Writing for the best legal scholarship submitted by a student (2011)


Did You Know...Satisfying The Domestic Industry Requirement With Licensing Now Requires Proof Of Articles Protected By The Patent?
Monday, May 19, 2014

In Section 337 actions before the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”), the complainant must establish that a domestic industry for articles protected by the asserted patent(s) exists or is in the process of being established. 19 U.S.C. 1337(a)(2). The domestic industry requirement consists of two prongs: an economic prong and...
Supreme Court Holds cDNA, But Not Isolated Genes, Patentable
Friday, June 14, 2013

Supreme Court Holds cDNA, But Not Isolated Genes, Patentable

A unanimous Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in the closely-watched Myriad case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S.
Status Quo: The Federal Circuit Affirms Gene Patentability In Myriad
Thursday, August 16, 2012

A 2-1 split panel of the Federal Circuit issued its decision today in the closely-watched Myriad case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., __ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir. 2012) (Lourie, J.).

Background of the Case

Myriad originated in the...



Fed. Circ. Urged To Revive Wal-Mart Slipper IP Fight
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Automatic Stay of Litigation Pending Inter Partes Review?: A Simple Proposal for Solving the Patent Troll Riddle
Monday, October 6, 2014

Oblon Spivak to Host 7th Annual AIPLA Women in IP Networking Event
Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Will PTAB Decisions In Interferences Declared After September 15, 2012 Be Reviewable In Court?
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Discovering Trade Secrets: The Devil is in the Details
Thursday, August 16, 2012

How Will Kappos v. Hyatt Impact 35 USC 146 Actions?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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ALJ Pender Issues Claim Construction Order in Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory (337-TA-922)
Lisa M. Mandrusiak,Eric W. Schweibenz, March 3, 2015
On January 14, 2015, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 10 construing the disputed claim terms of the asserted patents in Certain Devices Containing Non-Volatile Memory and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-922). Due to the size of the order, we have split the order into part 1, part...

ALJ Shaw Denies Motion to Stay Enforcement Proceeding and Sets Target Date In Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Adjustment Appliances (337-TA-562)
Lisa M. Mandrusiak,Eric W. Schweibenz, March 3, 2015
On January 5, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order Nos. 70 and 71 in the enforcement proceeding relating to Certain Incremental Dental Positioning Appliances And Methods Of Producing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-562).

ITC Decides To Review Final Initial Determination Finding Spoliation And Imposing Sanctions In Certain Opaque Polymers (337-TA-883)
Lisa M. Mandrusiak,Eric W. Schweibenz, February 4, 2015
On December 16, 2014, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued a notice determining to review the final initial determination ("ID") on sanctions in Certain Opaque Polymers (Inv. No. 337-TA-883).

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Lisa M. Mandrusiak

1940 Duke Street
AlexandriaVA 22314


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