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Elana B. Araj focuses her practice on patent, trademark, and copyright infringement litigation in district court and post-grant review proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Elana has experience in all stages of litigation from pre-litigation diligence through trial and appeal. Elana also advises with respect to patentability, provides freedom to operate analyses and opinions, and prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign utility and design patent applications. In addition, Elana has experience in the licensing and transfer of intellectual property, as well as experience with privacy-related issues. She counsels clients across a range of industries, including consumer products, health care, medical devices, and software technologies. Prior to practicing law, Elana was a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for four years.



  • Patent Examiner, United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2007-2011
  • Intern, Microarray Department, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, 2006

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Patent, 2021-2024
  • Shortlisted, Euromoney, Americas Women in Business Law Awards, "IP Rising Star," 2023
  • Ranked, Patexia, 2020-2022
    • "Top 100 Best Performing Patent Litigators," 2021-2022
    • Ranked amongst the Best Performing ANDA Attorneys Representing Defendants, 2020
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Programs Committee, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, 2013-Present


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2013
    • Notes Editor, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal
  • B.S., Biological Engineering, Cornell University, 2007
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office