Yuri L. Eliezer

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About Yuri

Yuri heads the Intellectual Property practice group at Founders Legal. A practice he co-founded at the Atlanta Tech Village – the nation’s fourth largest incubator where he served as an IP advisor for several years. Yuri was one of the few attorneys invited by the USPTO to provide technical training and industry insight at the Patent Examiner Technical Training Program (PETTP), where he shared insight into technology company decision points and challenges within the US Patent System. By the nominations of colleagues that have worked with him over the past several years, Yuri was selected for four consecutive years (2020 – 2024) to the Super “Patent” Lawyer Lists, an award that is given to just 2.5% of attorneys. His recognition relates to his work in securing multi-million dollar patents for his clients – patents that have been tested through USPTO examination, re-examination and litigation. Yuri also strives to use his first-hand knowledge of the legal industry to develop innovative methods to improve the practice of law, and has been recognized as a player in the law practice technology field.

Yuri specializes in preparing, developing, and executing strategies for securing patents nationally and internationally. He focuses his work on developing IP portfolio of high value, and represents clients in licensing and acquisition deals to monetize on their IP rights. He has secured patents, negotiated and executed domestic and international IP deals in the Software, Internet/Telecom, Computer, Electrical, and Medical Device fields. His team also prosecutes patents in the Mechanical, Aerospace, Biotech, and Pharmaceutical industries.

A good portion of his practice also involves “Soft IP”, such as Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets. He is supported by the Founders Legal Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions practice.

His degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering has helped him serve technology companies of all sizes including various startups, Microsoft, Cisco, Cox, AT&T, General Electric, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Coca-Cola.

Yuri’s technological knowledge, entrepreneurial expertise, and nuanced perspective on technological innovation has led him to found advanced technology companies in the hardware and software fields, and has attracted national media coverage, of the likes of NPR, CNN, and The International Business Times. Eliezer also applies his wide-ranging experiences as an Advisor to the Atlanta Tech Village, where he provides guidance to a community of 120 startup companies since 2018.

Specialized Areas:

  • International Patent & Trademark Prosecution
  • & Portfolio Management
  • Ip Valuation, Assertion, and Monetization
  • General Ip Counsel
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Advanced Technology Law


  • Georgia State University, College of Law – Juris Doctorate
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bar Admission

  • State of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Software (Apps)
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Telecommunication
  • Blockchain
  • Military
  • Optics
  • Various Mechanical
  • Aerospace
  • Processes / Methods
  • Drones
  • Physics
  • Medical Devices
  • Wearable Devices
  • Gaming
  • Apparel
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • Georgia Bar IP Section
  • Atlanta Bar IP Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Intellectual Property Advisory Board
  • Tech Stars and Founders Institute
  • Patent Professionals Partnership
  • Atlanta Tech Village
  • MassChallenge
  • HealthBox
  • General Assembly
  • GT Hackathon
  • GSU Hackathon
  • Emory Hackathon
  • Georgia IP Alliance Board
  • Enhancing Your Practice Efficiency with E-Signatures
  • Bio-metrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers
  • 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
  • The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks
  • A Primer on Patents: Who’s Getting Them, Where and How Long It’s Taking (Infographic)
  • Million-Dollar Startup Threatened by Copycat
  • Online Matchmakers Help Small Biz Clients Find Lawyers – But Do They Help Small Law Firms?
  • NPR Radio – Patents in Bio-metrics
  • Protecting your idea
  • Tips for Practitioners | Essential Technology in Law Firms

SmartUp® Legal – Co-founder – is our patent-pending client portal, and at the top of every inventor’s list of resources to use for access to streamlined patent legal services. We’ve developed this client-facing portal to assist inventors and attorneys with a streamlined approach to preparing, reviewing, and tracking patent filings. Since its conception, this platform has helped thousands of inventors and businesses nationwide.  Learn more here

The Patent Seal™ – Co-founder – is our patent-pending virtual patent marking system, designed to meet the latest laws in Patent Marking. Hundreds of companies (not just our clients) use the Patent Seal™ as a badge on their website which, when clicked, displays a dynamically updated list of patents pending and granted to their company; thereby putting the world on constructive notice and ensuring their entitlement to the most out of any patent infringement claim.  Learn more here

ClientSide® – Co-founder – is our patent-pending paralegal automation system, which replaces the paralegal’s job in performing many of the repetitive and systematic tasks involved in the patent process. Our solution has been licensed to 32 firms nationwide and used by over 100 users, and reflects our mission in improving the efficiency of the patent practice (meaning cost savings for you, the client).  Learn more here

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Notable Accomplishments:

Patent Portfolios:

Active Patent Portfolios under management in 19 Countries and the EU.

General Counsel:

Serves as General Counsel to several companies, including a software-tech company acquired by a publicly-traded company.


Co-founded a Blockchain Mining company, E-signature software company, and AI tech company.

Patent Holder:

Holder of multiple patents in the E-signature field.

Patent Prosecution:

Prosecuted patents internationally for MS X-Box, MS Office Suite, and MS Surface technologies.

Board Member:

Serves as a board member to advanced technology companies in the audio processing and video processing industries.

Domain Acquisition:

Successfully acquired domains disputed at over six-figures per domain.

Black Belt:

Black belt martial artist.