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Eliana C. Carter*

IP Paralegal Manager

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Eliana oversees day-to-day operations of the IP Patent Administrator team. In this role she:

  • Coordinates workflow, manages distribution of work, establishes priorities, and assigns projects as needed.
  • Creates and implements standard operation procedures by developing guidelines, training programs, and best practices.
  • Acts as liaison between attorneys and IP Patent Administrators to ensure effective use of Administrators.
  • Ensures firm policies are practiced and followed.
  • Stays aware of updates to laws, regulations, and fees related to IP prosecution in the U.S. and globally.
  • Coordinates with Docketing Department on new client intakes and transfers.

Eliana’s other responsibilities include:

  • Prepares Information Disclosure Statements for submission to the USPTO.
  • Researches and maintains extensive libraries of prior art for both internal and client purposes.
  • Regularly corresponds with clients to obtain supporting documentation required for patent prosecution.

Prior to becoming an IP Administrator Supervisor, Eliana previously served as the IDS Coordinator, an IP Administrator, and a Billing Specialist for the firm. She joined Michael Best in 2007.






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