Natalya Dvorson joined Edell, Shapiro & Finnan in 2019, and has been practicing intellectual property law since 2002. With a degree in computer science and related practical work experience, Nataly focuses her practice on patent portfolio development, portfolio management, counseling, freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and infringement analysis and opinions, licensing, technology transfers, and related matters.  Natalya serves on the firm’s diversity committee.

Natalya specializes in a wide variety of technologies, including:

  • web-based applications including document management applications
  • digital multimedia related applications including TV-related applications
  • distributed networking
  • business methods
  • navigation systems
  • database management
  • mobile communications systems
  • computer software
  • wireline and optical networking
  • semiconductors
  • optical devices and manufacturing
  • manufacturing automation control
  • welding and plasma cutting systems
  • power systems
  • encryption, decryption, compression algorithms
  • user interfaces
  • medical devices
  • e-commerce
  • financial service

Prior to joining Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, Natalya practiced patent law for over 15 years, by first law clerking for Sughrue, Mion PLLC and then continuing as a full-time patent attorney.  In 2010, she became a partner of Sughrue and remained with the firm in that capacity until joining ESF in 2019.

Natalya also co-authored a number of publications including “Through the Looking Glass: Exploring the Wonderland of Patent Subject Matter,” Landslide, Vol. 7, No. 2, November 2014, “Lost in transition: preventing loss of an early effective filing date,” Intellectual Property magazine, November 2013, and “Stay Alert on Road to Lower Patent Costs,” Legal Times IP section, April 2009.

Prior to pursuing her legal career, Natalya worked for Hughes Network Systems developing software with Visual Basic, ‎C, C++, SQL, Pascal, Perl, and Smalltalk with limited exposure to Verilog. ‎

Natalya is fluent in Russian language.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Russian-Speaking Attorneys (RUSLO)