Lidiya Mishchenko’s primary academic interests are in the intersection of patent law and procedure. She studies how procedural tools can be used to promote accountability and transparency in the administrative and judicial contexts. Her current research focuses on improving the notice function of patent disclosures and making the process of how courts interpret these documents more predictable.
Prior to joining the Duke Law faculty, Mishchenko served as a law clerk to Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and to Magistrate Judge Steven L. Tiscione of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before clerking, she was a patent litigation associate at Jones Day in San Francisco, a patent prosecution associate at Fish & Richardson in Silicon Valley, and a technology specialist at WilmerHale in Boston. Mishchenko has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in U.S. and foreign jurisdictions for a variety of high tech, alternative energy, and university clients. She has also prepared substantive pre-trial motions and patent infringement and invalidity charts.
Mishchenko graduated in the top 1% of her class from The George Washington University Law School in 2016. She received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2012 and her B.S., summa cum laude, in Physics from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2007.