Lesly A. McAnelly

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About Lesly

Lesly works with enterprise and startup clients to establish and grow their patent portfolios. She has experience in a range of technologies – including artificial intelligence (AI), mobile software applications, medical devices and software, semiconductor device manufacturing and related equipment, consumer products, materials science, electronic control and monitoring systems, distributed ledger and blockchain technologies, financial products and industrial designs.

Before her career in patent law, Lesly worked for nearly a decade as a microelectronics process engineer for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, performing microelectronics and nanotechnology-related research, development, and fabrication work for classified government projects. She holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She also served for 18 years in the Army National Guard as a helicopter electrician.


Fordham University School of Law
JD, 2017

Johns Hopkins University
MBA, 2011

University of Maryland, College Park
PhD, 2010, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Northern Illinois University
BS and MS, 2004, Electrical Engineering

Northern Illinois University
BS, 2001, Operations Management & Information Systems

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