Elizabeth "Beth" Alquist is a trial attorney who represents a broad range of business clients in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, noncompetition, and technology-related business disputes in federal and state courts, as well as the International Trade Commission (ITC), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Beth has tried over a dozen cases to verdict.
Beth is the Chair of the Litigation Department and a member of the Executive Board. She is also the co-founder and past chair of Women Working Together (WWT®), the firmwide women's initiative; and past chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
She served as law clerk to The Honorable Robert J. Callahan, Connecticut Supreme Court, 1994-1995.
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
Recipient of the Women in Business Award from the Hartford Business Journal, 2022
Recipient of the Ladder Award from the Connecticut Bar Association, 2022
Named to list of Client Services All-Stars, which recognizes attorneys for delivering superior service to corporate clients, and is based on feedback provided by corporate counsel at some of the world's largest companies, by BTI, 2020
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Intellectual Property Litigation, 2006-2021
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Top Attorneys (Thomson Reuters), Intellectual Property Litigation, 2019
Honored as a "Woman Worth Watching" by the Profiles in Diversity Journal, 2017
Recognized with Client Choice Award for excellence in client service in the Intellectual Property: Patents category for Connecticut by Lexology, 2017
Honored with a Breakfast Badge Award from the Girl Scouts of Connecticut in recognition of her service as a role model for girl scouts in the state, 2016
Selected to the list of Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Corporate Counsel edition, 2010
Named Volunteer of the Year by the Connecticut Technology Council, 2008
Named Forty Under 40 by Hartford Business Journal, 2008
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2006
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Lawyers for Children America, Volunteer
West Hartford Youth Basketball League, Former Girls Basketball Coach
Leadership Greater Hartford, Quest 2005
UConn Law Patent Litigation, Adjunct Professor, 2013-16