Melissa A. Anyetei: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Melissa A. Anyetei

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7103

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Counseling & Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Transactions
  • Trial Proceedings Before the PTAB
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7103
Fax: +1 312 706 8503
University Northwestern University, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 2002
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 2005
Admitted2005, 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.

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Melissa A. Anyetei

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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