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Emmanuel D. Filandrianos

Associate / Boston


Emmanuel D. Filandrianos is an associate in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. He advises clients on utility and design patent preparation and prosecution, patent prior art searches and analysis, and product clearance. A biomedical engineer as well as an attorney, Emmanuel’s practice has a particular focus on medical devices.

Notable Experience and Client Impact

  • Successfully obtained and enforced patents to remove hundreds of competitive listings from Amazon using Amazon’s Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation procedure.
  • Coordinated US and international patent strategy for a Fortune 100 medical device company.
  • Obtained patents for a national sports company that recently merged to become the largest global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of replaceable sports cleats.
  • Strategically secured patents for startups seeking early to late stage angel funding and venture capital, including a startup that was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank.
  • Obtained patents for a medical device company with a patent portfolio that was part of a multimillion dollar acquisition.
  • Voted as a top nominee for Boston’s Most Recommended Patent Lawyers 2019-2020 in a survey of startup founders performed by Companyon Ventures.

Emmanuel is a member of the Intellectual Property Section of the Boston Bar Association (BBA), where he has presented on design patent law as part of the BBA’s lecture series.

Emmanuel performed clinical research at the Harvard Medical Focused Ultrasound Laboratory, applying cutting-edge, MRI-guided, transcranial-focused ultrasound to assess region-specific brain functions for the development of a brain-to-brain interface. He co-authored an article entitled, “Non-Invasive Brain-to-Brian Interface (BBI): Establishing Functional Links between Two Brains” in PLOS One, a peer-reviewed journal. Emmanuel was also a laboratory technician at Boston University’s Neuromuscular Research Center, where he provided diagnostic support on procedures for Parkinson’s disease patients for analysis of muscle-motor units. Prior to joining Nutter, Emmanuel was an associate at a New England-based intellectual property law firm.



  • Smart notebook company in patent litigation

    Nutter represented a company that designed and sells reusable smart notebooks in patent litigation against Chinese companies attempting to enter the U.S. market with infringing products by filing a declaratory judgment action of non-infringement. The firm constructed a strong infringement argument and convinced declaratory judgment plaintiffs to dismiss the case before the client had to file an answer or spend significant money. 

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Education & Admissions


Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Boston University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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