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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 focuses her practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation, as well as intellectual property licensing and asset purchase agreements. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trademark infringement lawsuits. Anita also has experience in a wide range of technologies, including the biochemical and chemical arts, software, biomedical devices and consumer products.

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