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Malissa S. Magiera* Patent Agent
Overview

With a Master of Science in Biology, Malissa Magiera joins Rothwell Figg as a patent agent whose practice focuses on assisting biologic, chemical, and pharmaceutical companies with patent litigation and patent prosecution matters.

Ms. Magiera is a former summer associate at Rothwell Figg. In that role, she assisted with patent prosecution and litigation projects, researched patent and trademark law issues, and aided in pro bono matters. Additional legal experience includes acting as a patent agent at a firm where she assisted with patent applications in addition to providing assistance with any patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret projects and research; acting as a law clerk at a firm where she drafted patent and trademark applications and office action responses in addition to conducting research on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law; and acting as a legal extern at Eli Lilly and Company where she researched and presented a patent strategy landscape for various large molecules owned by biopharmaceutical companies, as well as researched examples of where generic and biosimilar manufacturers took advantage of the USPTO’s joinder rule for filing petitions for inter partes review over one year after having been sued for patent infringement by the reference product sponsor.

Ms. Magiera holds a J.D. from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She was the President of the Intellectual Property Student Association and a Note Candidate for the Indiana Law Review. She was a Barrister for her school’s moot court competition, and she won the Papke Prize for Best Note. She has a M.S. in Biology and a B.S in Biology and Neuroscience from Purdue University. Ms. Magiera is a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

*Not admitted to the DC Bar

Publications & Presentations

"Leaving the Evergreening Problem to the Patent Experts - the USPTO, the PTAB, and the Federal Circuit," Indiana Law Review, Volume 54, Number 1. 

Professional Affiliations, Honors & Recognition

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)