Sean Mellino

Sean F. Mellino


Direct: 216.928.2925
Fax: 216.916.2427

Focus Areas


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
  • Dickinson College, B.S.

Licensed to Practice

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


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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  • 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
  • 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)
  • Obtained favorable decisions for clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, including appeals, oppositions, and cancellations




  • “An Introduction to Intellectual Property,” Canton City School District, December 6, 2017
  • “Medical Marijuana Seminar,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, October 5, 2017


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


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