- Intellectual Property
- Counseling & Prosecution
- Patent Litigation
- Trademark Litigation
- Trial Proceedings Before the PTAB
- Life Sciences
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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|University ||Northwestern University, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 2002|
|Law School||Columbia Law School, J.D., 2005|
|Admitted||2005, Illinois; 2007, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 2012, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; US Patent and Trademark Office, 2008|
Junior Board Member, YMCA Project SOAR
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Chicago Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Committee
Cook County Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers' Association
Licensing Executives Society
Melissa Anyetei is an Intellectual Property partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office. A registered patent attorney, Melissa's practice focuses on patent litigation, IP licensing, patent procurement and counseling. She has experience in a variety of technical disciplines including technologies involving pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulations, medical devices, transdermal hormone replacement therapies, nutraceuticals, gaming devices, smart cards and business methods. Melissa utilizes her background in engineering in connection with complex patent litigation and technology matters.
Melissa represents clients in Federal court as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. She has also provided strategic advice regarding freedom to operate, patent prosecution and portfolio management.
Melissa's corporate and transactional IP experience includes evaluating, structuring, and managing commercial transactions, including IP due diligence for stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, and strategic alliances involving US, foreign and multinational corporations. She has structured technology-related agreements such as asset- and technology-transfer agreements, patent and trademark assignments, licenses and joint venture and collaboration agreements.
Melissa was selected as a Rising Star in Illinois Super Lawyers Editions 2012-2014 (Intellectual Property Litigation).
Melissa joined Mayer Brown in 2005.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Federal Circuit Holds that Prosecution History Estoppel Applies to Design Patents
Melissa A. Anyetei, January 17, 2014
On January 8, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that defendants Malibu Boats, LLC, Marine Hardware, Inc., Tressmark, Inc., MH Windows, LLC, and John Pugh (collectively, Malibu Boats) were not entitled to a finding of non-infringement based on prosecution history estoppel of...
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