Yuri L. Eliezer
Patents & Advanced Technology
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.
- 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
- State of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
Active Patent Portfolios under management in 19 Countries and the EU.
Serves as General Counsel to several companies, including a software-tech company acquired by a publicly-traded company.
Co-founded a Blockchain Mining company and E-signature software company.
Holder of an allowed patent in the E-signature field.
Prosecuted patents internationally for MS X-Box, MS Office Suite, and MS Surface technologies.
Serves as a board member to advanced technology companies in the audio processing and video processing industries.
Successfully acquired domains disputed at over six-figures per domain.
Black belt martial artist.