Elizabeth A. Alquist

242 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
T: (860) 275 0137
F: (860) 881 2456

Elizabeth A. "Beth" Alquist – Partner

Professional Experience

Beth Alquist is a trial attorney who represents a broad range of business clients in patent, trade secret, noncompetition, trademark, copyright, and Internet-related disputes in federal and state courts, as well as the International Trade Commission. Beth has tried over a dozen cases to verdict, including patent infringement, trade secret, and non-compete matters, among others.

Beth is currently the chair of the Intellectual Property Department and the past chair of both Women Working Together and the firm's Diversity Committee.

She served as law clerk to The Honorable Robert J. Callahan, Connecticut Supreme Court, 1994-1995.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for major toy company in defense of patent infringement case in the Western District of Texas involving wireless communication technology, resulting in dismissal
  • Counsel in defense of trade secret allegations for major beverage company in the District of Connecticut
  • Counsel for plaintiff in patent infringement cases relating to mass spectrometry in the District of Massachusetts
  • Obtained dismissal of ITC action relating to multi-media electronic devices
  • Obtained consent decree of non-infringement for a major toy company in defense of a patent infringement case pending in the Central District of California
  • Obtained ex parte injunction in trade secret case involving high-level executives in insurance industry
  • Successfully defended preliminary injunction hearing for life insurance company in trademark infringement case in the District of Connecticut
  • Defended to verdict patent infringement and invalidity claims on behalf of a multinational corporation involving small brushless direct-current motors
  • Successfully defended trade secret and noncompetition cases, including a ruling from the bench after trial in favor of defendant company that had hired plaintiff's former employee
  • Prosecuted trade secret and noncompetition case, resulting in consent judgments within months, where 11 former employees of a company purchased in bankruptcy attempted to compete in violation of their agreements

News, Publications & Presentations


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with High Honors, 1994
  • Mount Saint Mary's College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991, Division I Academic All-American in Basketball, 1990-91


  • State of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Outside Interests

  • Board Member, Center for Children's Advocacy
  • Volunteer, Lawyers for Children America
  • Girls basketball coach, West Hartford, youth basketball league
  • Member, Leadership Greater Hartford, Quest 2005
  • Adjunct professor, UConn Law Patent Litigation

Awards and Achievements

  • Named Connecticut Technology Council's 2008 Volunteer of the Year

  • Named Hartford Business Journal's Forty Under 40, 2008

  • Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer, 2006-2014

  • Recognized as a Top 25 Women Lawyer in Connecticut Super Lawyer, 2011

  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel edition, 2010

  • Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2006