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Emily R. Billig

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Emily R. Billig is a patent attorney in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office.

Professional Biography

Overview

A former patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and chemical engineer by training, Ms. Billig has experience across all stages of patent prosecution. Ms. Billig's clients include entrepreneurs and visionaries in the software, chemical and mechanical fields, and she has assisted them in obtaining patents in a broad range of subject areas.

Ms. Billig takes a comprehensive and tailored approach to helping clients obtain the strongest and best protection for their intellectual property, and works closely with Baker Donelson's Business Group to effectively manage and protect all aspects of her clients' intellectual property, particularly during startup, reorganization or sale of a business. She advises her clients on strategic marketing and brand management and represents them through all stages of trademark prosecution, licensing, and enforcement.

Ms. Billig's practice also includes patent and trademark litigation in federal court. Most recently, she helped negotiate a favorable settlement for a national client in a trademark litigation matter involving claims under the Lanham Act, the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and state unfair competition laws.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

  • Member – Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association

Community Service

Honoraries

  • Listed as a Maryland Rising Star in Maryland Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property (2016 – 2019)
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Trouble with Trolls and Other Digital Image Nightmares" (November 2018)
  • Presenter – "Your Company's Social Media and Legal Information to Know," Mid- Atlantic Community Papers Association (March 2017)
  • Co-presenter – "Legal Aspects of Social Media," Annual Conference of Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Washington, D.C. (October 2016)
  • Presenter – "Introduction to .bank and Other Recent Developments in Bank Internet Operations," Annual Conference, Pennsylvania Bankers Association (2015)
  • Presenter – "Update on 10 New Ways to Avoid Legal Headaches from Social Media," Baltimore Public Relations Council (2014)

Awards

Click here to read Baker Donelson's intellectual property blog

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • Lehigh University, B.S., 2006

Admissions

  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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