J.D.–University of Wisconsin, 2004
B.S. Mechanical Engineering—Arizona State University, 2001
Melissa is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on brand protection and intellectual property litigation/dispute resolution. In practice since 2004, Melissa has become adept at developing cost-effective business solutions to legal disputes. Melissa collaborates with her clients to enforce their patent and trademark rights and defend against charges of infringement. Melissa also works with her clients to create value by using cost effective strategies to build intellectual property portfolios.
Melissa is passionate about bringing intellectual property knowledge to small businesses and empowering clients to gain competitive advantage by protecting their brands.
In her free time you will most likely find Melissa at a hockey rink cheering on and/or chasing her kids, volunteering with the Wisconsin State Bar, or playing DJ on family road trips and boat outings.
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