Ms. Johnson concentrates her practice in patent and trade secret matters.

She has broad based skill in negotiating technology agreements and litigating complex patent cases through trial. With a strong background in electrical engineering, she is well-versed in matters related to a variety of technologies including cell phones, semiconductors, computer and graphics processors, and software. Ms. Johnson has represented clients in all phases of complex multi-defendant, multi-patent matters through multiple trials before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), district courts across the country, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She has experience recommending patents for assertion in offensive litigation and developing validity and infringement strategies in offensive and defensive litigation.

Ms. Johnson received her B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2006 and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009. She is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and several other district courts throughout the country.

  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    • University of Michigan Law School, 2009
      • J.D., cum laude
    • University of Michigan, 2006
      • B.S.
      • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Admissions

    • Michigan, 2009
    • District of Columbia, 2013
    • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
    • United States District Court – District of Maryland, 2015
    • United States District Court – Northern District of California, 2015
    • United States District Court – Western District of Washington, 2014
  • Memberships

    • State Bar of Michigan
    • District of Columbia Bar
  • Representative Matters

    • Represented major e-commerce corporation in obtaining summary judgment of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. 101 of each of the dozens of claims in suit.
    • Represented a cell phone technology company in a suit before the International Trade Commission and obtained favorable settlement for licensing of 3G and 4G technology.
    • Represented Fiber Optics company in all claims found invalid by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for obviousness.
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Elizabeth V. Johnson

450 West Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
Office: (248) 723-0542
Fax: (248) 645-1568