Elizabeth Powers
Elizabeth PowersCounsel

Elizabeth Powers has represented technology and start-up companies as an intellectual property transactional attorney for over 25 years.  As a registered patent attorney, she obtained patents on technology ranging from CASE software tools to medical devices.  As a licensing attorney, she has drafted and negotiated patent and technology licenses, joint development agreements, and other technology contracts for biomedical, software, and electronics public and private companies. Her trademark clients include wineries, mobile application start-ups, consumer products companies, and entities providing a broad range of products and services.  She regularly conducts due diligence intellectual property evaluations for investors, and provides intellectual property guidance for start-up and mid-sized companies.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Powers lectures extensively on intellectual property issues.  She was a Lecturer for 12 years at her alma mater, Santa Clara University School of Law, forming the High Tech Law Institute during her tenure there as Assistant Dean.  She was a Professor of Practice for five years at Leavey School of Business, teaching intellectual property courses to graduate students and business law to undergraduates.  As a Senior Lawyer with the Center for International Legal Studies, she regularly lectures at law schools around the world on intellectual property and entrepreneurship issues.

Ms. Powers received her pre-med bachelor degree and her JD/MBA degrees from Santa Clara University.  Before going to law school, she was a research assistant at NASA/Ames Research Center and at Stanford Medical Center.  She also completed her master’s degree in counseling from Santa Clara University, and received an LL.M. in international law practice from the College of Law of England and Wales.

Ms. Powers is a member of the California and Massachusetts bars, and a registered U.S. patent attorney.

Prior to joining Turner Boyd, Ms. Powers owned Powers Law Firm, specializing in intellectual property strategic counseling as well as trademark prosecution.  She has been associated with the law firms of Latham & Watkins, Venture Law Group, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Fenwick & West, and was in-house patent counsel at Bayer Corp.  She was a member of the Executive Committee for the Intellectual Property Section of the California State Bar, and for six years was the Editor-in-Chief of that section publication.

Ms. Powers is a volunteer guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and is the proud mother of identical twin sons currently attending USC.