LANA AKOPYAN is a patent attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Having spent over 4 years as an engineer in the software industry, Lana brings a wide variety of technical knowledge and experience to her patent work. Lana’s experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications spans a wide variety of technologies including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, electronics, medical devices and wireless communications.

Prior to joining Mauriel Kapouytian Woods, Lana was an associate at a law firm in Melville, New York where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications and managed a docket of more than 200 pending patent applications in wireless telecommunications including LTE, 3G and 4G systems, mobile devices and applications, medical devices, digital media broadcasting, security, software and GUI technologies. Additionally, Lana counseled and advised clients and foreign associates on claim drafting, interpretation, appeal procedures and licensing.

While at Brooklyn Law School, Lana was a student associate at the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic where she managed a patent legal team of four interns in providing legal services to emerging technology companies. Lana was also a legal intern for Elizabeth Arden, the United Nations, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Lana was also the founder and president of the Eastern European Law Students Association.

Prior to law school Lana was a lead software engineer at Selerant Corporation. She planned, managed and developed software used by Consumer Packaged Goods companies for formulation management and regulatory compliance. The software utilized C#, .NET, HTML, XML and SQL. Prior to that, Lana was a software developer for a New York City government agency.

Lana is fluent in Russian and proficient in Armenian.


  • Brooklyn Law School J.D., 2010
  • Intellectual Property, Media, and Information Law Certificate
  • Hunter College B.A., cum laude, Computer Science, 2004

Bar Memberships

  • Admitted in New York and New Jersey
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office registered