Tara Laster Marcus


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.


2019–2022, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll



  • 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.



  • 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


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