Varnum is pleased to announce that Chelsea Everson has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Team. She is based in Varnum’s Novi office.
Everson has a wide range of IP experience in patent prosecution, trademark and copyright protection, trade secret law and preparation and review of IP agreements. She has prepared and prosecuted numerous domestic and foreign patent applications within the biological, chemical and mechanical arts. She regularly prepares prior art searches, freedom-to-operate analyses and infringement and invalidity opinions. She is also experienced in IP litigation involving patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.
During law school, Everson served an extensive, 10-week externship with the USPTO’s Patent Experience Extern Program and Patent Training Academy at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She worked alongside patent examiners in a unit that oversees various biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical technologies to review patent applications for grant consideration and conduct prior art searches. Everson also delivered presentations on patent and trademark matters to small business owners and aspiring inventors at USPTO informational events.
Everson is a cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in honors psychology with a minor in biological sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, graduating with High Distinction.