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

  • Counseling & Strategic Advice
  • Litigation
  • Life Sciences
  • Chemicals
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.


•“Balancing Open Source Paradigms and Traditional Intellectual Property Models to Optimize Innovation, ” Maine Law Review, 2010, Vol. 63, page 303.
•“Transglutaminase potentiates ligand-dependent proteasome dysfunction induced by polyglutamine-expanded androgen receptor, ” Human Molecular Genetics, 2003, Vol. 12, page 1497.


•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)


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

October 6, 2014 - Firm News
Automatic Stay of Litigation Pending Inter Partes Review?: A Simple Proposal for Solving the Patent Troll Riddle
ABA Landslide

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

September 12, 2013 - Firm News
The Ordinary Designer Trumps The Ordinary Observer in High Point Design v. Buyer's Direct

June 14, 2013 - Blog Post
Supreme Court Holds cDNA, But Not Isolated Genes, Patentable

August 16, 2012 - Blog Post
Status Quo: The Federal Circuit Affirms Gene Patentability In Myriad


July 28, 2015 - Article Design Patent Litigations Chart Their Own Course October 6, 2014 - Article Automatic Stay of Litigation Pending Inter Partes Review?: A Simple Proposal for Solving the Patent Troll Riddle ABA Landslide December 2012 - Article Will PTAB Decisions In Interferences Declared After September 15, 2012 Be Reviewable In Court? 19 Intellectual Property Today No. 12 at page 32 August 2012 - Article 'Discovering' Trade Secrets: The Devil is in the Details BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, 84 PTCJ 492, 07/20/2012 July 2012 - Article How Will Kappos v. Hyatt Impact 35 USC 146 Actions? 19 Intellectual Property Today No. 7 at page 22


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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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