Elisabeth Hunt represents clients primarily in post-grant contested matters such as inter partes review (IPR) and patent reexamination before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Elisabeth is also experienced in US and foreign patent prosecution, and counsels clients in developing IP portfolio strategies that complement and enhance their business objectives, and is experienced in providing studies and opinions including IP due diligence, freedom-to-operate, competitive landscape, patentability, and infringement studies, as well as litigation support.
Elisabeth’s technical expertise spans a wide range of electrical and computer technologies, including speech technology, language understanding, machine learning, 3D printing, media technology, accessibility technology, social networking, gaming, financial transactions, data storage and recovery, signal processing, software, and electronics.
Elisabeth's PhD research at MIT's Speech Communication Lab involved acoustic analysis for improved lexical access and speech recognition models. During graduate school, Elisabeth was a teaching assistant for signal processing and an editor for American Journal Experts. Elisabeth also held previous research positions at Lucent Technologies on indium phosphide heterojunction bipolar transistors for lightwave and wireless applications, at Princeton University on thin-film liquid dip-coating for macroelectronics fabrication, and at International Solar Electric Technology on copper indium gallium selenide photovoltaics.
Elisabeth received the Daniel J. Fern Award from Suffolk University Law School for graduating first in her class. She also received the Amy E. Wells Family Law Book Award, the Best Brief Award in Legal Practice Skills, and Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts, Torts, Property, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Corporations, Commercial Law, Secured Transactions, and Federal Income Tax, as well as an Academic Leadership Scholarship.
Elisabeth is a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. She was also a recipient of the Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories Graduate Research Fellowship.
Elisabeth is a classically trained soprano and minored in Music Performance in both college and graduate school. She was an MIT Concerto Competition winner and a four-year recipient of the Emerson Advanced Music Performance Fellowship at MIT. She has been a member of many choral groups, including the Princeton Katzenjammers and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.