Ellen Levish



Ellen Levish is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology group. Ellen is committed to providing thoughtful, reliable, and zealous representation for her clients. Her strong science background not only enables her to understand the cutting-edge technology at issue in her cases, but also to clearly communicate those concepts when advocating for her clients.

Ellen earned her law degree at the University of Minnesota. During law school, she developed a passion for the courtroom while working as a certified student attorney in the Indian Child Welfare Act Clinic. Ellen honed her leadership and organization skills through her service as the Editor-in-Chief for Volume 20 of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology.

Trial Counsel to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in a patent infringement action against Eli Lilly and ImClone related to the manufacture and sale of Erbitux. Penn asserted US Patent No. 7,625,558 related to treatment of certain cancers using antibodies to erbB receptors followed by radiation therapy. The action was THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA v. ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, IMCLONE LLC and BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY, No. 15-6133 in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The case was resolved on confidential terms. 
  • Mondale Hall Engagement Award, 2019
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (2019); Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 20
  • Colorado College, B.A. in Neuroscience (2015) 
  • The New Frontier of Software License Disputes
    Panelist, Minnesota CLE, Webinar (March 9, 2021)

  • Anticipating Software License Disputes In Today’s Evolving Work-From-Home Model
    Co-Presenter, IBSMA, Webinar (April 23, 2020)

March, 9, 2021
WEBINAR | The New Frontier of Software License Disputes
Bryan Mechell, Ellen Levish - Minnesota CLE
April 23, 2020
WEBINAR | Anticipating Software License Disputes in Today’s Evolving Work-From-Home Model
Bryan Mechell, Ellen Levish - International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA)


Links to full publications and news releases.


July 15, 2021
Biotechnology & Trade Secret Protection
Sharon Roberg-Perez, David Prange, Ellen Levish - Bloomberg Law
May 6, 2020
Hatch-Waxman Litigation Venue Update Post-Google
Kelsey McElveen, Ellen Levish - Bloomberg Law
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