Sarah Waidelich is an intellectual property attorney whose practice covers a range of technology, products, and industries, including automotive technology, medical devices, software, electronics, and media.

Sarah has worked on issues across all phases of litigation, including pre-suit analysis and strategy, discovery and depositions, claim construction, summary judgment, trial, 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, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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 is a member of Honigman’s Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee and also formerly served as a member of Honigman’s Attorney Development Committee. 

Sarah serves as a Lateral Hiring Partner for the Intellectual Property Department and is also a member of Honigman’s Emerging Companies Group.




Representative Matters

  • Argued both discovery and dispositive motions in federal court in patent and copyright infringement actions
  • Argued at claim construction hearing in multi-patent infringement litigation
  • Significant deposition experience, including fact and expert witnesses with both technical and damages knowledge
  • Daneshvar v. Kipke and NeuroNexus Technologies, Inc.: Assisted in defense of patent inventorship claims by plaintiff who claimed to have contributed to defendants’ patents for deep brain stimulation technology (neural probes). Summary judgment for defendants was affirmed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • 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

Prior Experience

  • Desmarais LLP, Associate, 2013-2015




Court Admissions


Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

  • Intellectual Property Law

Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter

Federal Circuit Bar Association

News & Insights


  • Publication | Above The Law |
  • Redskins and Slants: The Lanham Act and The First Amendment On a Collision Course?
    Publication | ABA Communications Lawyer | Fall 2015
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