Elizabeth Powers

Elizabeth Powers is a member of Choate’s Business Department. As an intellectual property transactional attorney, she represents technology companies on complex domestic and international technology contracts for biomedical, software, and electronics public and private companies. She brings her experience as a patent attorney to conducting intellectual property due diligence and assisting clients developing their intellectual property strategy.

Ms. Powers also lectures extensively on intellectual property issues and is a published author on IP strategy. She was a lecturer at the Santa Clara University School of Law and served as Professor of Practice at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, teaching intellectual property and business law courses.

Practice Focus

Technology Transactions: drafting and negotiating all types of technology-related transactions, including intellectual property licenses and transfers, service agreements, intellectual property asset sales, distribution and channel agreements, and strategic alliances.


Publications and Presentations

  • “IP Licensing: Tips for Preventing and Handling IP Disputes,” panelist, Boston Bar Association, December 2019.

Education & Credentials

Santa Clara University School of Law


College of Law of England and Wales


Santa Clara University


Santa Clara University