Elissa N. Tenenbaum


Elissa Tenenbaum is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Chicago office, where she splits her practice between the Patent and ITC Litigation and Patent Prosecution groups.

Elissa’s experience includes drafting patent and trademark office action responses and motions for patent and trademark litigation.

Elissa received her degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. During law school, she was the managing editor for the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, a member of the school’s Society of Women in Law, and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society. Elissa was also a law clerk, where she drafted patent and trademark applications. Prior to law school, Elissa earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.



Admitted to practice: Illinois, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, General Bar.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Women in IP, Member 
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Member

Representative Engagements

  • Secured a significant victory (a preliminary injunction against patent infringement through trial) on behalf of Lonza Walkersville, Inc. against Israel-based Adva Biotechnology Ltd. in a case involving point-of-care cell-therapy technology.


Firm News & Announcements

January 27, 2022 LITIGATION NOTE: Crowell & Moring Secures Preliminary Injunction for Lonza in Ground-Breaking Cell Therapy Patent Infringement Case