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  • Education
    • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology
    • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
    • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Microbiology
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Illinois
    • North Carolina
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Dr. Michelle McMullen leverages her 20 years of intellectual property experience and her understanding of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technologies to offer clients real world perspective and guidance.  Her strategic patent counseling includes developing comprehensive IP strategies for licensing, patent-related disputes, patentability requirements and freedom to operate concerns.

Michelle’s practice includes patent procurement, patent enforcement and global patent estate management, in the areas of biologics, stem cell technologies, medical device, peptide and cell therapeutics, metabolomics, diagnostics, vaccines, regenerative medicine, water treatment and food processing. 

When representing biotechnology companies, university clients and start-ups, Michelle works closely with licensing, regulatory, litigation and foreign counsel to strategically coordinate international patent prosecution.  Michelle’s IP diligence practice includes assessment of the strength and weakness of client and third party patent portfolios and recommendations for maximizing value of patent portfolios.