Elizabeth Elrod, Patent Agent

Diverse technical experience

Elizabeth combines the detail-oriented analysis of an engineer with the big-picture strategic thinking of a business advisor. She supports clients in the preparation and prosecution of patents for applied materials and semiconductor technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth interned with the U.S. Department of Energy where she analyzed and developed plans for energy efficiency within correctional facilities across the country. As a product marketing intern at Oracle, she served as a liaison between inventors and sales teams for the Fortune 100 company’s Global Trade Management (GTM) Cloud platform. In both roles, she refined her talent for translating complex subject matter into relatable terms — a valuable skill when writing for examiners, judges and juries.

Engineering skills with a strategic perspective

Elizabeth graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with dual degrees in both mechanical engineering and engineering and public policy. This unique coursework included technical analysis of proposed legislative policies, their feasibility and how they would affect various stakeholders. This background has trained her to think beyond just the technical details and develop strategies that benefit clients in the long term.

Throughout all four years of college, Elizabeth was a leader in her school's mock trial organization, rising from captain to vice president and eventually president. A Houston native, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and staying active with her dog.

Practice Areas


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019
  • B.S., Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office