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Sarah E. Waidelich



University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Michigan Law Review, Associate and Contributing Editor; University of Michigan Child Advocacy Law Clinic; Intellectual Property Students Association
Trine University, B.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • magna cum laude; Tau Beta Pi, President

Prior Employment

  • Desmarais LLP, Associate, 2013-2015

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Intellectual Property Law

Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter

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Sarah Waidelich is an intellectual property attorney who focuses her practice on patent litigation covering a range of technology, products, and industries, including automotive technology, medical devices, software, and electronics.

Sarah has worked on issues across all phases of litigation, including pre-suit analysis and strategy, discovery and depositions, claim construction, summary judgment, and appeal.  She has also worked in aligning litigation strategies between parallel district court litigation and USPTO inter partes review proceedings.  She has also participated in several jury trials in the District of Delaware and has argued motions in the Northern District of California, the District of Delaware, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

In addition to her primary practice, Sarah has been involved in several child welfare pro bono cases, including successful appeals to the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court. She also formerly served Honigman as a member of the Attorney Development Committee.


  • Argued both discovery and dispositive motions in federal court
  • Argued at claim construction hearing in multi-patent infringement litigation
  • Significant deposition experience, including fact and expert witnesses with both technical and damages knowledge
  • Significant involvement in child welfare pro bono cases, including successful appeals to the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court
  • Member of trial team for successful patent infringement trial in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • Served as a judicial intern for Judge Stephen J. Murphy III while in law school

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