12.11.14 | R. Gregory Israelsen

R. Gregory Israelsen


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Greg Israelsen focuses on intellectual-property litigation, representing clients in patent disputes related to electrical, computer-hardware, computer-software, and mechanical arts. He also represents clients in copyright- and trademark-infringement actions.

Mr. Israelsen is active in several professional organizations. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Patent Law Committee, PTAB Trial Committee, and Trademark Internet Committee, for which he is the chair of the Geographical Indications Subcommittee. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Patents In the High Tech Software Industries Committee and USPTO Post Grant and Inter Partes Patent Practice Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s U.S. Patent Law Committee.

During law school, Mr. Israelsen worked as a summer associate at the firm. He also clerked for a patent boutique, where he drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a Fortune 50 client and was part of a litigation team in a trademark-infringement action for a nationwide food franchise.

Before law school, Mr. Israelsen formed his own company and developed smartphone apps for mobile platforms. Several of his apps won awards from a well-known smartphone manufacturer and were featured on a top technology website.

Mr. Israelsen studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Brigham Young University. He earned a Bachelor of Science, with University Honors, from Brigham Young University. He earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. In law school, he served as Vice President of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association, Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Senior Editor on the Brigham Young University Law Review, and Managing Articles Editor on the BYU Journal of Public Law. He was a member of the IP Moot Court, Vis International Commercial Arbitration, and Moot Court teams. He also won the local Giles S. Rich IP Moot Court competition two years in a row, going on to represent his school at the regional competition in California. And he received the Faculty Award for Meritorious Achievement and Distinguished Service and the John S. Welch Award for Outstanding Legal Writing.

Mr. Israelsen has extensive international experience. He lived for several years in Hong Kong and Caracas, Venezuela, and has traveled all over the world. He is fluent in spoken Cantonese and conversant in Spanish.

Mr. Israelsen practices in the Washington, DC office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.


1100 13th Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005-4051

T 202.824.3000
F 202.824.3001
E Emailrisraelsen@bannerwitcoff.com


B.S. 2009, Brigham Young University

J.D. 2013, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Bar Admissions

2013, Illinois

2014, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Illinois

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office