Melanie I. Rauch
JD, University of Illinois Chicago Law School
BS, Engineering Chemistry, Oakland University
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 Validity Opinions
Copyright and Trademark Registration
Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Protection
Intellectual Property and Software Licensing
Strategic IP Planning
US Patent and Trademark Office