Walter Haverfield Attorney

Maria L. Cedroni

  • Associate
  • Cleveland Direct: 216.619.7846
  • Cleveland Fax: 216.916.2461


Maria’s intellectual property practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, trademarks, and patent litigation. Maria joined Walter | Haverfield as an associate in 2017. Prior to joining Walter | Haverfield, she worked in a Boston area firm for almost 9 years and then a Cleveland firm for 3 years.

Representative Clients

Maria works with clients that include pharmaceutical companies, health care businesses, laboratory testing facilities, medical device manufacturers, laboratory equipment companies, universities and research centers, technology transfer offices and retailers. She works with large companies and universities, and also with solo inventors and startups.


  • Assisted clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of patents and trademarks.
  • Performed IP clearance and enforcement analyses, and has represented clients in post-grant review proceedings and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Assisted clients in preparation of business agreements, including asset purchase agreements, joint development agreements, licensing agreements, laboratory services agreements, confidentiality agreements and other agreements that include intellectual property considerations.
  • Handled patent litigation matters, including the drafting of complaints, management of fact and expert discovery, drafting of briefs, including claim construction and appeal briefs, trial preparation, and negotiation of settlement terms.





  • Boston Patent Law Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member


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