Patent attorney Melinda Zatkoff Joins Reising Ethington, P.C.

Reising Ethington P.C. announced that Intellectual Property attorney Melinda Zatkoff has joined the firm as an Associate. Zatkoff’s practice primarily focuses on drafting and prosecuting patents worldwide in various arts including medical, chemical, automotive, materials, and fabrics. She comes to Reising Ethington from Brinks Gilson & Lione. Her experience includes foreign and domestic patent and trademark prosecution, infringement and clearance analysis, and agreement work.

Mike Adams, a member of the firm’s management committee, is pleased to welcome Melinda aboard. “We are very excited that Melinda Zatkoff has chosen to join Reising Ethington. Her experience representing global corporations in patent-related matters will be a great addition and a great fit to what we believe is already a world-class team of Intellectual Property attorneys,” said Adams.

Zatkoff has had numerous articles published in well-known legal industry publications. Her portfolio of published work includes:

• “Impact of Updated Rules of Automotive Patent Litigation,” Global Business Professor, April 6, 2016

• “Effect of Updated Joinder Rules on Automotive Patent Litigation,” Law360, March 3, 2016

• “Patent litigation with Non-practicing Entities,” Michigan Lawyers Weekly, June 29, 2015

• “Patent Related Trends in the Automotive Industry,” Law 360, Apr. 23, 2015

Zatkoff is a member of the Detroit Economic Club’s Young Leader Section, the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She earned her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While in law school, Zatkoff was an Executive Editor of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.