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Elizabeth Tedesco Milesnick

Trademark infringement Attorney at Portland, OR

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also known as Elizabeth A. Tedesco

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    Oregon - OR 19 years
    California - CA 21 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Elizabeth

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Before joining IdeaLegal, Elizabeth was a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. She has been honored as a fellow in The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (2014) and an Oregon Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation since 2009, and was one of the Portland Business Journal's “Forty Under 40” (2016).  Elizabeth served as the President of Oregon Women Lawyers in 2015-2016, and most recently, was among the business leaders selected for the Portland Business Journal's 2017 "Women of Influence" award.  In 2008, Elizabeth was appointed as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law to teach Patent Law and Policy.

Having worked with clients ranging from large corporations, early stage tech companies, individual inventors, and everything in between, Elizabeth knows that legal disputes always come at a cost –  both financial and personal – no matter what a client's resources. Although she is a fierce advocate, she never stops looking beyond the courtroom for ways to end litigation to a client's advantage, balancing the company's business objectives with its resources and the relative merits of its position.  She is a true partner in problem-solving.

Elizabeth is a Portland native, returning to the downpour after seven years in frigid New England for college (Dartmouth College - cum laude) and law school (Boston College Law School - magna cum laude).  While she misses taking part in the passionate rivalry between East Coast baseball teams, she has never looked back on her decision to return to Oregon, and now, to help run a uniquely client-focused boutique law firm in her home town.


2240 N. Interstate Ave.
Suite 270
Portland, OR, 97227


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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • IdeaLegal
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Miller Nash
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Stoll Berne LLC
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Kolisch Hartwell PC
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Reed Smith
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • Executive Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Secretary Federal Practice and Procedure Committee
  • 2009 - 2011
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Board Member, Editorial Board for Annual Review Publication
  • 2008 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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  • For the District of Oregon, FBA Newsletter
  • District of Oregon Local Rules: Background & Practice Tips from the OSB Federal Practice and Procedure Committee
  • 2010
  • The Federal Lawyer
  • Local Counsel: Take the Job Seriously or Don't Take the Job
  • 2009
  • Boston College Third World Law Journal
  • Humanity on the Ballot: The Citizen Initiative and Oregon’s War Over Gay Civil Rights
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Oregon Law School
  • Patent Law and Policy
  • 2011
  • Oregon State Bar, New Lawyers Division
  • Intellectual Property Issues for Business Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • Design Patent Invalidity After International Seaway
  • 2010
  • Lundquist School of Business, University of Oregon
  • Obtaining Intellectual Property for Competitive Advantage
  • 2010
  • Society of Women Engineers Entrepreneurship Conference
  • Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs
  • 2009
  • Learning the Ropes
  • Patent Law & Liability
  • 2008
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Portland Trademark infringement Lawyer Elizabeth Tedesco Milesnick
Elizabeth Tedesco Milesnick
Trademark infringement Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 21 years