Maryellen has been a patent attorney for over 20 years and is a member of the technology and intellectual property group. Her intellectual property counseling couples her analytical skills with a keen strategic viewpoint.
She has advised clients on IP strategy development and implementation; IP portfolio licenses, acquisitions and divestitures; patent prosecution, including inter partes reviews, reexaminations and reissues; patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions; negotiation of complex IP transactions; trademark prosecution; trade secret counseling; patent, trademark and trade secret litigation; and other intellectual property counseling. Also, she has appeared in U.S. District Courts, the Federal Circuit and before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals for pharmaceutical and specialty chemical clients, among others.
She regularly coordinates with FDA counsel regarding Orange Book listable patents and provides paragraph (iv) litigation advice. Clients seek her in the pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, biological, recycling, catalyst and animal repellent fields, among others.