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					                                        Ellie Trope
                                      etrope@novolaw.com


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Novo Law Group, PC, Beverly Hills, California
Of Counsel, September 2006--present

Overbreak, LLC, Sun Valley, California.
Assistant General Counsel, 2004-2006

      Negotiate and draft e-commerce and technology service agreements concerning web-site
       development; “search engine” advertising placement, as well as web -hosting and ISP
       contracts.

      Manage intellectual property portfolio. Design, execute and supervise company wide
       Intellectual Property Portfolio Audits consisting of domestic and international patents,
       trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

      Evaluate, select, negotiate and draft acquisition and licensing agreements for product
       development packages and product lines acquired from independent inventors and
       designers of consumer electronics, residential telecommunication products and high -
       technology toys and games.

      Provide day to day legal advice to Product Development, Marketing, Finance and Human
       Resources Departments, concerning strategic planning, risk management, labor relations,
       governmental regulations, intellectual property and outside litigation management.

      Counsel, advise, direct and implement responses to and compliance with various regulatory
       agency office actions and regulations initiated or issued by U.S. Consumer Products Safety
       Commission, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and
       U.S. Customs Service.

The VoIP Handbook, Contributing Author and Co-Editor
Science & Technology Law Section, American Bar Association, 2005-present

      Drafting Chapters concerning Voice Over Internet Protocol and its effect upon e -commerce,
       online contracts, electronic signatures and cross-border transactions.

      Review, revise, edit and supplement chapters written by other contributing authors for
       Internet/VoIP treatise to be published in Winter 2007.

SelectLaw.com/Law Offices of Elenore Trope , Los Angeles, California
Principal, 2000-2004

      Staff Counsel for Internet start up company. Negotiated and drafted development,
       production and other advertising and other e-commerce agreements, for implementation in
       joint ventures and strategic alliances involving web hosting companies.

      Analyzed, assessed, and evaluated technology agreements, employment agreements, and
       software licensing agreements as part of antitrust, trademark, patent and copyright litigation
       matters.

      Provided general business advice and planning to clients on formation of corporations and
       partnership. Drafted articles of incorporation, bylaws and annual minutes.
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         Prepared Chapter 7 bankruptcy applications and represented clients in bankruptcy
          adversary proceedings. Represented debtors and creditors in debt collection .
          proceedings.


Akre, Bryan and Malin, LLP, Los Angeles, California
Attorney, Litigation Department, 1998 –2000

         Supervised a department of four attorneys that handled 100 auto defense cases for
          insurance carrier.

         Lead counsel for 10 binding arbitrations concerning auto defense, disputes.

         Analyzed, prepared and issued opinion letters regarding “coverage” and “bad faith” claims.

Aramark Uniform Services, Inc., Burbank, California
General Counsel’s Office1997-1998

         Supervised outside litigation counsel on civil actions involving collections, b reach of
          contract, employment, labor, trademark and trade secret disputes.

         Counseled all corporate divisions on intellectual property matters relating to the marketing
          of company products and services, and purchases of goods and services fr om vendors.
          Supervised enforcement of corporate trade secret protection program.

         Advised regional market centers on bankruptcy matters relating to collection of
          delinquent customer accounts. Drafted, reviewed and analyzed settlement agreements.

         Negotiated and drafted agreements for all corporate divisions including product and patent
          licensing agreements, employment agreements and vendor and customer agreements.


EDUCATION

Whittier College School of Law, Los Angeles, California
        J.D. December, 1993

University of California, Riverside
       B.A., Political Science, 1988

				
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