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Emily R. Billig

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As a patent attorney and member of the Intellectual Property Group, Emily Billig uses her experience as a former patent examiner to assist clients in obtaining patents in a variety of subject areas.

Professional Biography

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.

  • Manage large international patent and trademark portfolios for multiple clients.

  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for an international mining and mineral processing company in a patent infringement lawsuit.

  • Manage trademark licensing for a national non-profit organization.

  • Represented an international manufacturer of sound recording equipment with enforcement of trademark and trade dress rights for products, successfully negotiating a settlement including name change and domain transfer requirements against a competitor.

  • Successfully prosecuted a dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy for a well-known international non-profit organization.

  • Advised a client in intellectual property protection for a large-scale, mobile art installation.

  • Represented the inventor of a clay pigment additive in a hearing to reconsider a European patent examiner's rejection of the patent claims, resulting in an agreement for the allowance of the claims.

Professional Memberships

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

Community Service

  • Business Volunteers Maryland GIVE Program, 2015


  • Listed as a Maryland Rising Star in Maryland Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property (2016 – 2021)
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers as a leading Intellectual Property lawyer in Maryland (2019 – 2021)
  • "Trouble with Trolls and Other Digital Image Nightmares," ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Roundtable Series (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)

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


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

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