Melissa McGinnis is a paralegal in the Intellectual Property Department and concentrates her legal support in the area of patent matters. She manages all aspects of U.S. and foreign patents including application preparation, filing, prosecution, and maintenance. Melissa provides assistance with recording patent assignments in the U.S. and worldwide. Additionally, she provides assistance in responding to Office Actions, including gathering evidence.


Practice Areas


Prior Experience

  • Dickinson Wright PLLC, Intellectual Property Specialist, 2019-2023
  • Cantor Colburn LLP, Administrative Assistant, 2017-2019
  • United States Marine Corps, Staff Non-Commissioned Officer, Administrative Specialist, 2007-2017




  • American Military University, Certificate - Paralegal Studies
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