Emily Sandhaus

Emily Sandhaus focuses her practice on patent prosecution, patent counseling, and general intellectual property counseling. Her education background in physics, computer science, quantum optics, and biophysics provides a broad range of technical experience to draw upon in her legal practice.

What do you focus on?

I work with clients on protecting their intellectual property needs, primarily through patent prosecution of their inventions. I draft and prosecute patent applications in the electrical, computer, software, mechanical, and electro-mechanical arts. I advise clients working in a wide range of technology fields including software-based inventions, semiconductors and manufacturing equipment, robotic and prosthetic devices, biomedical devices and instruments, digital health, electronic storage architectures, wearable technologies, and networking systems.

I work closely with clients to understand their business models and IP protection needs. I have helped clients with patent portfolio management, claim construction relating to software-based inventions, advice on international filings, patentability analysis, prior art searches, filing appeals to PTAB, office action responses, examiner interviews, and reviewing employee inventions.

What do you see on the horizon?

I foresee continued development in how companies seek to protect their software-based inventions as a greater percentage of new ideas are implemented through coding. Inventors will need to proactively address the difficulties in protecting code-based inventions in order to obtain patents and protect their IP.


Emily Sandhaus


Washington, DC

Phone: 202-585-8155

Mobile: 202-322-0909

Fax: 844-818-3779

William & Mary Law School, J.D.

Carnegie Mellon University, B.S.

District of Columbia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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