Eleanor Musick
Eleanor Musick (858) 724-2450

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Eleanor M. Musick has merged her practice with Torrey Pines Law Group, PC.  Her intellectual property law practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, IP counseling and licensing.


In more than 32 years in practice, Eleanor has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications spanning a wide range of technical fields including bioinformatics and biomarker discovery, artificial intelligence and data mining, medical devices and diagnostics, robotic systems and laboratory instrumentation, nanotechnology, statistical signal and image processing, wireless and optical communications, bar code readers, advanced engineering materials (superconductors, semiconductors, magnetoresistance), oceanography and geophysics, lighting fixtures, sports gear, and mechanical devices.


Eleanor has litigated patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters in federal courts, at both the district and appellate levels.  Decisions in several of these cases were published in official court reporters.


Eleanor began her legal career in 1989 with a small San Diego intellectual property boutique, where she spent over 11 years, rising from associate to partner, while working in all aspects of intellectual property law.


Eleanor received a J.D. with Scholastic Merit from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court.


Prior to embarking on her legal career, Eleanor worked for nine years as a semiconductor process engineer with a large computer systems company.  She was also an instrumentation scientist working on development of a laser measurement system to improve combustion efficiency in large turbine engines.


Eleanor earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with a specialization in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.  She did graduate studies in Electrical Engineering, focusing on solid state devices, electro-optics and optical communications, at San Diego State University.  More recently, Eleanor studied drug discovery and development as part of a professional certificate program through the University of California, San Diego Extension.



  • Thirty-two years of patent and trademark prosecution

  • Patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigation

  • IP licensing

  • IP counseling, including patent portfolio strategy and management



Co-author:  Superconductivity and Relative Phase Stability in 1:2:2 Ternary Transition Metal Silicides and Germanides,  Solid State Communications, Vol. 52, No. 9, 1984.


Bar Memberships

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • State Bar of California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


Example Technical Fields

  • Bioinformatics

  • Nanotechnology

  • Biomarker discovery

  • Artificial intelligence and pattern recognition

  • Statistical signal processing and image reconstruction

  • Medical devices and diagnostics

  • Superconductors and semiconductors

  • Electro-optics and optical communications

  • Wireless communications

  • Robotics and laboratory instrumentation

  • Geophysics and oceanography

  • Sporting goods

  • Industrial machining and cutting tools

  • Lighting fixtures

  • Mechanical devices