Now in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, practicing as Elman IP, until recently I was the principal of Elman Technology Law, P.C., near Philadelphia,. Pennsylvania. A registered patent attorney and member of the Bar in New York and Pennsylvania, my practice is devoted to federal intellectual property matters. I subscribe to the motto: "Strategic Lawyering. Cultivating Innovation." I take pride in the personal service I provide to each of my clients.
I grew up on the north side of Chicago and studied physical sciences at the University of Chicago.
When I worked on my master's degree thesis in chemistry at Stanford, digital computers were first starting to be used in that field, and there I was at the dawning of Silicon Valley, using a cardpunch to program a Burroughs mainframe computer in Algol. I've kept in touch with Silicon Valley by serving on the advisory board of the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal and as webmaster for the local Stanford alumni club in the Philadelphia area.
I've been using online communication since way before the Internet was opened to the public. In 1982 I started with MCI Mail, CompuServe and GEnie, as well as numerous individual online BBS's. On CompuServe, I have been a SysOp of the Ideas, Inventions & Innovations Forum. I was one of the first online faculty members at an emerging academic institution called the University of Phoenix. There I taught a course on Intellectual Property Management.
I have been hired as an expert witness for various cases involving intellectual property issues, and since 1982 I have been the founding editor of Biotechnology Law Report. For even more information about my background, see my profile at .
In one of the photos on this site, you'll see me holding my first grandson, Elijah Suraj, born in Hawaii in February 2008. In June 2011, two more grandsons arrived.
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