Melissa focuses her practice on domestic and international patent prosecution. She counsels clients regarding patentability and infringement issues across a wide variety of mechanical and electromechanical technologies. Before joining Andrus, Melissa gained experience as a patent law clerk and patent associate at a large international law firm.
Melissa earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude). While at Marquette, Melissa was a member of the Marquette Law Review and the Pro Bono Honor Society.
Prior to attending law school, Melissa graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S.) with majors in engineering mechanics with astronautics and political science. She subsequently worked for several years as a mechanical design engineer for an avionics manufacturer.
Melissa is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.