Melissa S. Hockersmith

Melissa S. Hockersmith

Senior Counsel

1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW #1025
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-316-8558

Email: [email protected]

Melissa is the “Smith” of Smith Keane. (It’s part of her last name.) Melissa is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution. In her more than 11 years in practice she has become adept at developing cost-effective business solutions to legal disputes. Melissa collaborates with her clients to enforce their patent and trademark rights and defend against charges of infringement. Melissa also works with her clients to create value by using cost effective strategies to build intellectual property portfolios.

Practice Areas:

  • IP Litigation
  • IP Dispute Resolution
  • IP Portfolios

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin, 2004
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


  • J.D.–University of Wisconsin, 2004
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering—Arizona State University, 2001

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