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Wayne State University Law School
Detroit, Michigan
J.D., cum laude, 2018

University of Michigan – Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan
B.A., with High Distinction, Political Science,  2013
B.S., with High Distinction, Honors Psychology with minor in Biological Sciences, 2013

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All Michigan state courts

Intellectual Property Attorney

Chelsea is a member of Varnum’s Intellectual Property Team. She has a wide range of 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.

Chelsea is also experienced in IP litigation involving patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition.

During law school, Chelsea 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 conducted prior art searches. She also delivered presentations on patent and trademark matters to small business owners and aspiring inventors at USPTO informational events.


Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan, Intellectual Property Law Section

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