Melissa M. Haulcomb

Melissa Haulcomb Intellectual Property Attorney Chicago
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Professional Biography

Melissa Haulcomb, Ph.D. is an intellectual property lawyer in the Chicago office focusing on patent litigation and client counseling. 

Melissa is experienced in many phases of patent litigation, including pre-suit investigation, pleadings, fact and expert discovery, Markman hearings, deposition preparation, discovery and dispositive motion practice, trial and witness preparation, as well as pre-trial hearings. Melissa has experience with complex patent licensing agreements, litigation arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act, trademark and copyright litigation, breach of contract claims, arbitration proceedings, drafting patent applications, patent prosecution, preparing requests for supplemental examination of patents, and due diligence matters.

Additionally, Melissa has participated in pro bono cases including assisting an individual seeking asylum under Article 3 of the Convention Against Torture (CAT) in Immigration Court, investigating claims of tortured confession for review by the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission (TIRC), and various matters for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

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