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Michelle Chatelain Fullmer Joins New Orleans Office of Adams and Reese

January 24, 2018
Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Chatelain Fullmer as an associate and a member of the intellectual property practice team in the firm’s New Orleans Office. Her practice will focus primarily on patent and trademark litigation as well as prosecution in patent, trademark and copyright issues.

Fullmer directs all stages of intellectual property litigation, including preliminary evaluation of infringement and invalidity positions, researching case law and drafting appropriate substantive submissions in district court and U.S. Patent Trademark Office administrative proceedings, and coordinating case strategy with expert witnesses for trial.

In addition, Fullmer drafts, submits and defends applications for intellectual property in the USPTO and under the PCT, including drafting of patent applications, trademark applications and office action responses to secure issuance of patents and trademarks.

Prior to joining Adams and Reese, Fullmer worked as a patent attorney for an intellectual property firm in New Orleans from 2015-17 and as an associate at a boutique patent litigation firm in Washington, DC, from 2013-15. She also served as a summer associate for a construction litigation firm in New Orleans in 2012, as a legal intern at a patent firm in Metairie in 2011 and as an extern for the Honorable Jay C. Zainey of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Louisiana in the summers of 2008 and 2009.

Fullmer graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola University New Orleans in 2010 and earned her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 2013. As a law student, she received the Dean’s Scholarship, the CALI Excellence Award for Patent Prosecution and the Civil Law Certificate while also serving as the editor of the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property; The Sports Lawyer and Sports Law Weekly. As an undergraduate, Michelle was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Loyola University Honors Association and American Chemical Society.