Lisa Norton

Lisa K. Norton

Of Counsel

Lisa Norton practices primarily in the area of patent law.

Lisa's experience includes representing Fortune 100 and other companies on patent prosecution and counseling matters. In particular, she has focused her practice on patent issues related to computer hardware and software, including medical software.

Lisa has previously been engaged in litigation support. She now focuses on patent prosecution and counseling matters. Her experience includes preparing and prosecuting patents in both the US and foreign countries. She is experienced in preparing opinions (e.g., design-around opinions, non-infringement opinions, invalidity opinions) and also handles a variety of related patent transactional matters, including licensing transactions and due-diligence reviews for patent portfolios.

Lisa is the Pro Bono Coordinator for the Northern Virginia office and a member of DLA Piper’s North American Pro Bono Committee.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited States Patent and Trademark OfficeVirginia
  • French
  • J.D., Brigham Young University 1994
    Editor-in-Chief, BYU Journal of Public Law
    French Editor, BYU Law Review, Volume 993, Number 2 Issue
  • B.S., Brigham Young University 1991

Prior Experience

In the early years of her practice, Lisa served as a policy advisor to the US Senate handling technology issues. She has also managed government affairs in the private sector, working as a registered lobbyist representing technology and computer security companies as well as the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games.

In August 2005, Lisa was appointed by the Secretary of the US Department of Commerce to a three-year term as a member of the Patent Public Advisory Committee, a nine-person committee created by statute to advise senior officials at the US Patent and Trademark Office on matters concerning the USPTO's policies, goals and performance. 

Teaching Experience

From 2006-2015, Lisa served as an adjunct professor of patent law at George Mason University School of Law. She has also lectured to groups within the United States and around the world on topics related to US patent law.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • District of Columbia Bar Association



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