• University of Michigan, B.S. mechanical engineering (2018) cum laude
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2021)


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, General Bar

Elissa N. Tenenbaum


Elissa Tenenbaum represents clients in intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets matters, in federal courts, and before the ITC. Her experience includes drafting motions for patent and trademark litigation and patent and trademark office action responses.

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

During law school, she was the managing editor of 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.


Professional Activities and Memberships

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

Representative Matters

  • 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