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Melanie Rauch


Melanie I. Rauch

Patent Attorney

JD, University of Illinois Chicago Law School

BS, Engineering Chemistry, Oakland University


(303) 255-3588


Melanie is a partner who currently handles domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution in various fields of technology and commerce.  She has broad patent experience related to the chemical and mechanical arts, including having prepared and prosecuted applications directed to polymer laminates, films, adhesives, disposable absorbent garments, manufacturing processes, automotive parts, steel production and forming, sporting equipment, envelopes, concrete applications, medical devices, renewable materials, biofuels, refinery systems, solar cells, food additives, and horticulture accessories. 


Melanie also has experience in the areas of trademark prosecution and maintenance of trademark registrations filed in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including applications for international registrations, as well as handling prosecution and maintenance of trademark registrations filed under the Madrid Protocol originating in countries outside the US.  Melanie also works to enforce her clients’ portfolios by policing and defending their trademark registrations, which includes opposing published marks and drafting and negotiating co-existence agreements and consent agreements.

Melanie received her law degree in 1999 from the John Marshall Law School (now the University of Illinois Chicago Law School). In addition, Melanie earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry from Oakland University.

Areas of Practice:

  • U.S. and International Intellectual Property Law

  • Patent Prosecution

  • Patent Validity Opinions

  • Copyright and Trademark Registration

  • Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Protection

  • Infringement Litigation

  • Intellectual Property and Software Licensing

  • Strategic IP Planning


Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois

  • US Patent and Trademark Office

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