Elizabeth A. Laughton

Counsel

Contact:

P: 1-703-585-8839
E: laughton@smithbaluch.com

Office:

SMITH BALUCH LLP
1100 Alma St. Ste 109
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Elizabeth A. (Beth) Laughton represents clients in intellectual property matters.  She has represented major corporations in intellectual property and technology litigation, including patent disputes both in the district courts, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  She has also prosecuted patents before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Ms. Laughton’s practice has spanned a wide range of technologies including pharmaceutical methods and products, steels, software applications, semiconductor fabrication, and business methods.

Ms. Laughton received her law degree from Duke University School of Law in 2009, where she was an editor on the Duke Law Journal and the Duke Law & Technology Review, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.  Prior to law school, Ms. Laughton worked on a drug development program for new tuberculosis drugs. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in French Studies from Duke University.

Following law school, Ms. Laughton served as a law clerk to Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Laughton is admitted to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.  She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. Laughton is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Ms. Laughton is also an avid classical singer, with a particular focus on Renaissance and Baroque music, and performs regularly.

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