Throughout her career, Lisa Furby has developed the skills to quickly master sophisticated technology and complex legal issues in the intellectual property field. She can distill even the most technical issue into in clear, concise, and easily understandable information for audiences with all levels of technical experience. Lisa uses this skill to transform technically complicated facts and arguments into engaging stories for briefs, trial presentations, and oral arguments. But even as Lisa accomplishes these compelling narratives, she also constantly keeps her focus on the big picture and the long-term strategy, which is developing a compelling record for the judge or jury on which to base their decision, and which preserves issues for, and postures the case, for appeal.
One subject area in which Lisa has developed niche experience is §112 of the Patent Act. She has developed a reputation as a go-to lawyer for high-stakes matters involving issues related to the sufficiency of a patent's disclosure. Whether she is working on matters on which she is a regular team member, or as an internal advisor in the Firm, Lisa is in high demand for her insight on written description and enablement issues.
Lisa is also actively engaged in developing the next generation and especially in mentoring and supporting women who practice IP law. Lisa serves on the associates committee of Jones Day's "Women in IP" speaker series. She has also planned and participated in additional programs focused on mentoring junior associates, and particularly women, interested in IP litigation.
Cutting Through the Redline: What Companies Need to Know About Proposed Amendments for Federal Circuit Arguments
All or Nothing: Why the Supreme Court SAS Mandate Does not Eliminate the Shaw Safe Harbor, PTAB Litigation Blog
Patent Transfer to Native American Tribe Does Not Immunize Patents from Inter Partes Review, PTAB Litigation Blog
- Washington University in St. Louis (J.D. magna cum laude 2013; Order of the Coif); Southern Illinois University Carbondale (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude 2010)
- Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
"Rising Star," Illinois Super Lawyers (2020-2022)