As a technical advisor in Merchant & Gould's Knoxville office, Emily spends her days drafting patent applications, conducting prior art searches, meeting with inventors and taking invention disclosures, and helping manage incoming cases in the office.
Emily joined Merchant & Gould in 2008, after working at NASA in the Engineering Cost Office and as a Process Engineer for the Trane Company. She concentrates primarily in software, e-commerce, telecommunications, electrical, and mechanical arts, and is currently studying for the patent bar exam.
Emily is a sustaining member of the Junior Service League of Maryville, a member of Leadership Blount, and a volunteer for the Blount County Children's Advocacy Center. In her spare time, she likes to play soccer, snowboard, play the violin, piano, and guitar, and spend time with her two children.
Formerly known as Emily Longhurst.