Standley Law Group LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Melissa Rogers-McCurdy as a new partner to the firm. Melissa’s practice consists mainly of litigation and trademark/patent prosecution. Her litigation experience encompasses patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other intellectual property claims.

She received her degree cum laude in Materials Science Engineering from the Ohio State University. Melissa was an active member of the Honors & Scholars and the Women in Engineering programs. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. In law school, Melissa served as marketing editor of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, which is the official law journal of the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution.

Melissa has experience throughout the various stages of the litigation process including preparing and responding to pleadings, conducting discovery, taking and defending depositions, and drafting and responding to motions at the discovery and summary judgment stages. Melissa also has experience in drafting briefs at the appellate level and experience in the preparation of patentability opinions and domestic patent applications involving the mechanical arts and software.

Melissa was named as the 2007 recipient of the Albert A. Levin Memorial Award which recognizes excellence in professional responsibility. Melissa is a member of the Upper Arlington Rotary Club and will be serving as one of the club’s board members for the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year. Melissa has previously served as a board member for Drivers Fore Survivors, a non-profit organization which hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Melissa continues to be actively involved in the Drivers Fore Survivors organization. Melissa is currently serving as a den leader for Cub Scouts Pack 296 at St. Andrew Catholic School and Parish, where her children attend school.