Vanessa Blake focuses her practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Blake was an associate at a New York IP Boutique. She also interned at the Genetics and Health Policy center created in conjunction with the Law and Medical Schools at Vanderbilt University, where she conducted research on the existence and potential effects of genetic discrimination in the workplace. Ms. Blake also interned at the Borwell Research Institute at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center while at Dartmouth. There she assisted in research related to transcriptional kinetics. She also served as an intern at Centocor, Inc. a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson that focuses on monoclonal antibody research.

Ms. Blake was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a Georgia "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

The Dartmouth Club of Georgia, Secretary

Dartmouth Lawyers Association, Member

Georgia Bar, Intellectual Property Section, Member

Intellectual Property Owner's Association, Patent Search Committee, Member

Junior League of Atlanta, Member


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D. (2004)
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., Philosophy and Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology (2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2006)
  • New York (2005)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2006)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2006)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2005)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Fully engaged means learning our clients' big picture goals and objectives to better understand the best path for them to reach those goals.

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Vanessa M. Blake

Experience Highlights

Verizon Services Corp. v. Cox Fibernet Va., Inc.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Cox Communications, which was accused of infringing a competitor’s patents relating to more
Security deposits for tenants
Represents the action of tenants seeking the return of their security deposits from landlords who withheld them in violation of law. The work of more
Nike Inc. v. adidas America Inc.
Lead counsel defending adidas in a patent infringement suit brought by Nike in the Eastern District of Texas more
Patent litigation for major tire manufacturer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of automobile manufacturers in a suit in the Western District of Wisconsin. The suit alleged that the more