Rachael Lea Leventhal advises clients on patent matters in electrical and electronic circuitry, computer memory devices and systems, information storage media, liquid crystal display (LCD) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) panels, semiconductor devices and fabrication methods, imagers, lasers, radio frequency identification (RFID), mobile communication systems, business methods, and software inventions. She prepares and prosecutes US and international patent applications, provides legal opinions on patent matters, and steers clients through patent litigation.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Rachael practiced at several Washington, DC, law firms, including a boutique patent firm, a large international firm, and a national firm. In those roles, she gained experience in patent prosecution and litigation, and served as primary IP counsel.
Prior to entering law, she studied electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), concentrating on digital systems and biotechnology. As an undergraduate student, Rachael participated in several internships working with technologies including artificial limbs, vehicle telematics, LCDs, printed circuit boards, wireless communication, information technology (IT) disaster recovery, modular programmable devices, adaptive technologies for disabled persons, data modeling, graphical user interfaces (GUIs), and digital systems.
Rachael is conversant in Spanish.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001, S.B. (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Suffolk University, 2010, M.B.A.
Suffolk University Law School, 2004, J.D., Cum Laude
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Vice-Chair, ABA Young Lawyers Division of Intellectual Property Law (2009–2010)