Elizabeth Gemmell

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Elizabeth (Beth) Gemmell is an associate attorney with The Marbury Law Group and has over a decade of experience representing domestic and foreign clients in all aspects of intellectual property law.  Beth particularly enjoys working with clients to develop a holistic approach that incorporates intellectual property protection into overall business strategies and goals. 

Beth has counseled clients from innovation to protection and enforcement with a focus on creating, managing, and protecting intellectual property portfolios in the U.S. and abroad.  She has prepared non-disclosure agreements, investigated scope of employment contracts for assignment purposes, and conducted extensive invention disclosure investigations to identify subject matter eligible for protection including copyrights, trademarks, and patents.  In addition, Beth has drafted over 100 patent applications and prosecuted thousands of application before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a wide range of entities including start-up, medium, and Fortune 500 companies, universities, and solo inventors.  As a patent examiner for almost five years, she has intimate knowledge of the patent prosecution process and has used her proficiency in patent searching and analysis for patentability investigations, opinions, post-issuance, and litigation matters. 

Having a broad background in the electrical, computer hardware and software, and mechanical technologies, Beth has experience in telecommunication systems (e.g., 3GPP, WCDMA, LTE/LTE-A/4G, multimedia broadcast multicast services, encryption/security, error correction, digital signal processing and encoding, etc.), Internet of things devices and systems, enterprise systems, user interfaces and operating systems, computer simulation and image processing (e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.), displays (e.g., LED, LCD, OLED, plasma, etc.), analog/digital circuits, semiconductors, utility grid, power systems, and energy management including alternative energy devices and systems, medical devices, x-ray and gamma-ray systems and devices, optical waveguides, automotive power systems, home appliances (e.g., washers, dryers, induction cooktops, refrigerators, water heaters, dishwashers, etc.), molded static structures, and musical instruments. 

Prior to joining The Marbury Law Group, Beth was an attorney with a mid-size IP boutique specializing in foreign patent preparation and prosecution as well other IP boutiques and a large general practice firm in Washington, D.C.  She has also co-presented two continuing legal education seminars for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). 



  •          University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D., 2011)
  •          Pennsylvania State University (B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2001)


Admissions & Courts

  •          Virginia
  •          Maryland
  •          Registered Patent Attorney



  •          AIPLA