Lisa M. Mandrusiak: Lawyer with Oblon, Spivak, 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...

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

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 Lord Rules on Discovery Motions in Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)
Lisa M. Mandrusiak,Eric W. Schweibenz, November 8, 2014
On October 1, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public versions of Order Nos. 43 (dated March 26, 2014) and 61 (dated April 22, 2014) and on October 3, 2014 issued the public versions of Order Nos. 63, 64, and 67 (dated April 28, 2014, April 28, 2014, and May 1, 2014, respectively) in Certain Optical...

ITC Issues Public Version Of Opinion In Certain Sulfentrazone (337-TA-914)
Lisa M. Mandrusiak,Eric W. Schweibenz, October 14, 2014
On October 1, 2014, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Sulfentrazone, Sulfentrazone Compositions, and Processes for Making Sulfentrazone (Inv. No. 337-TA-914).

ITC Decides To Review-In-Part ALJ Pender’s Initial Determination Finding A Violation Of Section 337 In Certain Crawler Cranes (337-TA-887)
Lisa M. Mandrusiak,Eric W. Schweibenz, October 6, 2014
On September 19, 2014, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued a notice that it determined to review-in-part ALJ David P. Shaw's Initial Determination ("ID") finding a violation of Section 337 in Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof (Inv. No....

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Lisa M. Mandrusiak

1940 Duke Street
AlexandriaVA 22314


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