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Elizabeth Tedesco Milesnick is an attorney with broad experience in intellectual property matters, particularly patent and trademark litigation.  She is also experienced in trademark practice before the Trade Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), in various aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright licensing, and in matters related to trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.  Elizabeth also practices general commercial litigation and admiralty.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
  2. Trademark: 30%
    15 years, 9 cases
  3. Patent Infringement: 20%
    15 years, 22 cases
  4. Copyright: 10%
  5. Maritime: 10%

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Contact info

Miller Nash LLP

3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR, 97204


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2014
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarOregon Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMiller Nash2011 - Present
AssociateStoll Berne LLC2010 - 2011
N/AKolisch Hartwell PC2004 - 2010
N/AReed Smith2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property SectionExecutive Committee2012 - Present
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2010 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oregon State BarSecretary Federal Practice and Procedure Committee2009 - 2011
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law SectionBoard Member, Editorial Board for Annual Review Publication2008 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
For the District of Oregon, FBA NewsletterDistrict of Oregon Local Rules: Background & Practice Tips from the OSB Federal Practice and Procedure Committee2010
The Federal LawyerLocal Counsel: Take the Job Seriously or Don't Take the Job2009
Boston College Third World Law JournalHumanity on the Ballot: The Citizen Initiative and Oregon’s War Over Gay Civil Rights2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston College Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Dartmouth CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Oregon Law SchoolPatent Law and Policy2011
Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers DivisionIntellectual Property Issues for Business Lawyers2010
Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property SectionDesign Patent Invalidity After International Seaway2010
Lundquist School of Business, University of OregonObtaining Intellectual Property for Competitive Advantage2010
Society of Women Engineers Entrepreneurship ConferenceIntellectual Property for Entrepreneurs2009
Learning the RopesPatent Law & Liability2008