Lauren B. Sabol

Associate

Lauren Sabol is a senior associate at Leason Ellis, where she focuses her practice on all areas of intellectual property litigation, prosecution and counseling. Lauren’s practice extends to a wide range of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, oil drilling technology, AV equipment, computer software, apps, cell phone technology, consumer products, art, and food and beverage. She has experience with district and appellate court, the Supreme Court, TTAB, USPTO, and UDRP proceedings. Outside of litigation, Lauren counsels her clients on trademark rights, website terms of service, patentability, infringement and invalidity opinions, intellectual property diligence, and IP-related agreements. Her pro bono work includes seeking Combat-Related Special Compensation benefits for veterans, representing non-profits and start-ups in trademark disputes, and drafting amicus briefs for trade organizations such as the NYIPLA and INTA.

Lauren’s engineering background and love of law-related dramas drove her to pursue a career in intellectual property. Although the legal industry is not the same as it is depicted on television, Lauren enjoys the intellectual challenges of IP law and developing creative solutions for her clients. Since 2015, Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized her as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property Litigation, an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of New York lawyers under the age of 40. In 2017, Lauren was selected by the Business Council of Westchester as one of its 40-Under-40 Rising Stars. Lauren received her J.D. from New York University and a B.S.E. from Duke University. Before joining Leason Ellis, Lauren was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York.

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • Duke University, B.S.E., Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering Certificate, 2007
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Kirkland & Ellis, Associate, 2010-2014
  • United States Attorneys’ Office for the Eastern District of New York, Civil Division, Clinical Intern, 2009
  • Axinn, Veltrop and Harkrider, Summer Associate, 2008 -2009
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of unfair competition claim against vape technology client brought by competitor.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of copyright claims brought by known “copyright troll” against rug manufacturer and retailer clients.
  • Successfully argued and defended preliminary injunction sought against art storage client in a trademark dispute. The district court denied the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction and vacated the temporary restraining order against our client.
  • Obtained dismissal of patent inventorship claims against aromatic packaging client. The dismissal was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Obtained summary judgment of validity and infringement in favor of AV client in patent litigation against a competitor.
  • Defended and obtained summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity in favor of a national software company client in patent litigation relating to database technology.
  • Obtained jury verdict of $105.9 million in favor of leading geophysical services company in patent litigation relating to oil drilling technology. Post-trial, the court granted a permanent injunction and awarded costs and over $73 million in supplemental damages in the client’s favor.
  • Obtained jury verdict of $19.5 million in favor of major medical device company client in patent litigation relating to stents. Post-trial, the court doubled damages for the defendant’s willful infringement and awarded the client an ongoing royalty of 32% of product sales.
  • Penned amicus briefs on behalf of trade organizations in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., VIP Products LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., and Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.