Elena Polovnikova focuses her practice on patent prosecution and counseling.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Polovnikova conducted research in protein chemistry, biophysics, neurobiology, mammalian signal transduction, enzymology, and structural biology. She was trained in protein x-ray crystallography at Purdue University Markee Structure Group, and worked as a research scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute. Dr. Polovnikova also has research experience in molecular biology, yeast genetics, microbiology, immunochemistry, and biosensors.


  • Georgia State University, College of Law, J.D. (2009)
  • Purdue University, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2000)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, M.S., Biochemistry (1993)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, B.S., Biochemistry (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (2011)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2002)

Who We Are

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Elena S. Polovnikova Ph.D.

Experience Highlights

Patent prosecution and counseling for Children's Medical Center Corporation
Represents Children’s Medical Center Corporation, which is affiliated with Harvard University, and have prepared and prosecuted to issuance numerous more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
Represents Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer, on intellectual property issues including design and more