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Anita C. Marinelli





University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017

University of Windsor School of Law, J.D., 2017

University of Western Ontario, B.S. (honors), 2014

Bar Admissions

Anita Marinelli is an associate in Miller Canfield's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group who advises clients on complex intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent, trademark and copyright litigation, patent prosecution, counselling and due diligence for corporate transactions, and intellectual property licensing.

Anita has experience in a wide range of technologies, including the biochemical and chemical arts, software, biomedical devices and consumer products. She has represented clients before U.S. district courts, the Federal Circuit, state courts, Patent Office post-grant proceedings, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and ex parte reexaminations. Prior to joining the firm, Anita was an associate at another firm in the metro Detroit area, where she collaborated with foreign associates to prosecute international and PCT applications, managed client patent portfolios, and served as trial counsel in a design patent case trial.

Anita's background managing various complex IP issues allows her to help clients comprehensively manage their copyright and trademark portfolios. Her practice includes prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights both foreign and domestic.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully assisted lead counsel with drafting summary judgment papers for a defendant in a trade dress and trademark infringement action in the Central District of California
  • Supported lead trial counsel in design patent infringement action in the Northern District of Texas and obtained a jury verdict of willful infringement on 13 design patents
  • Independently investigated client's intellectual property portfolio identifying various authorship and ownership issues and strategized actions to be taken to perfect the client's intellectual property rights


State Bar of Michigan Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020, 2022