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Sean F. Mellino

Partner

Sean Mellino

Overview

Learn about Sean

Sean is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group who has prepared numerous U.S. design and utility patent applications and trademark applications. A skilled patent lawyer, he has extensive experience with applications that intersect with the following industries or product categories: marine engineering, biotechnology, biological and biomechanical systems, flooring systems, materials science, medical and health care products, athletic equipment, electronics, mechanical/electronic tools, household goods, and software and business methods. Sean has managed both worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, and he also assists clients with worldwide trademark clearance by monitoring and enforcing domain names.

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EXPERIENCE

PATENT AND TRADEMARK PROSECUTION
  • Prepared hundreds of U.S. patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and corresponding foreign cases
  • Worked on thousands of foreign patent and trademark cases requiring use of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) IP Portal
LICENSING
  • Negotiated and prepared patent, trademark, and trade secret rights in the U.S. and other countries (e.g., assisted a client in obtaining a worldwide patent license with a Fortune 100 company)
LITIGATION
  • Obtained favorable decisions for clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, including appeals, oppositions, and cancellations
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ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Member, Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA)
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PRESENTATIONS

  • “Intellectual Property Primer for Corporate Counsel,” Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, 2022
  • “Revised Obligation to Use the Trade Marks Under the Trademark Modernization Act,” Korean Patent Attorneys, 2022
  • “An Introduction to Intellectual Property,” Canton City School District, 2017
  • “Medical Marijuana Seminar,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2017