Rama G. Elluru is an Administrative Patent Judge on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Judge Elluru has been handling post-grant proceedings since the AIA went into effect in September 2012. Before joining the Board, she practiced IP law in the Washington D.C. area, during which time, her main focus was patent litigation in district courts and the ITC. Prior to private practice, she had an extensive career as a law clerk, including at the ITC and the Federal Circuit, where she clerked for the Honorable Sharon Prost. Judge Elluru graduated from Trinity University with a B.S. in Computer Science and obtained a J.D. from the Washington and Lee School of Law. After law school, she received a M.S. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from Georgetown University.