Tara Laster Marcus

Biography

Tara Marcus concentrates her practice in patent prosecution, opinions, licensing, and litigation, primarily in the areas of mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. Her practice encompasses counseling clients regarding:

  • Intellectual property strategies and management
  • Patent infringement
  • State of the art and market clearance
  • Patent validity 

Tara also served as a special master assistant in patent cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Prior to entering private practice, Tara served as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She published "Patent Rights Under U.S. Government Contracts" in Intellectual Property Today.

Recognitions

2019, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
Professional Activities

Tara is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and of Blank Rome's Pro Bono and Recruitment Committees.

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Virginia

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BS
  • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, JD, cum laude