Teresa Summers Attorney

Partner at Summers Ip Law
Washington, US
Practice Areas: Patent And Intellectual Property...
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2021 - 2021


Teresa M. Summers represents clients in intellectual property, regulatory, and commercial matters, including litigation, licensing, contracts, FDA regulatory matters, and counseling. She has specialized expertise in appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, District Court litigation, proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, ANDA litigation, and International Trade Commission Section 337 litigation. Ms. Summers also advises pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients on issues related to product development, approval, and compliance with Food and Drug Administration regulations. Her practice spans many industries, including biomedical sciences, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and cybersecurity.
Prior to establishing Summers Law Group, Ms. Summers litigated intellectual property-related cases at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she worked in several offices, including in the Washington DC, San Francisco and Tokyo offices of Morrison & Foerster.
Before joining Morrison & Foerster LLP, Ms. Summers served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Linn of the Federal Circuit. She remains involved in Federal Circuit activities, including assisting the judges in Conferences in Japan, and Europe on U.S. IP rights. Ms. Summers helped to establish the Tokyo IP American Inn of Court, the first Inn of Court based in Japan and the first American Inn of Court based outside of the U.S. For her role in the creation of the Tokyo IP American Inn of Court, Ms. Summers received a Distinguished Service Medal by the Linn Inn Alliance. Ms. Summers is also an officer of The Naples Roundtable, an organization dedicated to strengthening and improving the patent system, and is a regular speaker at the Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies, an annual conference sponsored by The Naples Roundtable.
Ms. Summers received her B.S. in biology/biomedical engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude. During law school, she was active and published in the Georgetown Law Journal, admitted to the Order of the Coif, and received the Leon Robbin Patent Award, ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law, and the Cali Award.

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