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Elizabeth (Beth) Shrieves is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Intellectual Property and Patent Law groups. Beth has experience litigating in numerous federal district courts across the United States, as well as before the Federal Circuit, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and International Trade Commission. Beth’s experience covers a wide variety of products and technology involving software and applications, medical devices and technology, electrical hardware, telecommunications, supercapacitors, automotive engines, weapon systems, and consumer products. She has counseled clients throughout all stages of litigation, including both plaintiff and defense work, from pre-suit investigation, initial pleadings, discovery, trial, and through appeal.

Beth graduated from George Mason University School of Law where she earned her J.D., Magna Cum Laude. Prior to earning her law degree, she received a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University where she also graduated Magna Cum Laude. Beth also previously worked as a paralegal where she gained a deeper understanding of the nuances of commercial litigation.

The rise in trade secrets litigation in the electric vehicle (“EV”) sector continues with Tesla filing another lawsuit: this time against its own equipment supplier. On June 14, 2024, Tesla filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against Matthews International Corp. for trade secret misappropriation, along with breach