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Patent Agent Kelly McGlashen Joins Miller Canfield’s Expanding Intellectual Property Practice

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that patent agent Kelly M. McGlashen has joined the Intellectual Property Group in the Detroit office. She will enhance the firm’s nationally respected Intellectual Property group.

“We’re pleased to have Kelly join our IP team. She brings extensive patent prosecution experience representing corporate clients and individual applicants filing in the U.S. and in foreign countries,” said A. Michael Palizzi, head of Miller Canfield’s Intellectual Property group.

McGlashen is a credentialed engineer with a focus on mechanical and biomedical arts. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, she served as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Washington, D.C., where she focused on medical technology. After two years with the USPTO, she spent the last 15 years as a patent agent for several private law firms in Michigan, Illinois and in Boston, Massachusetts. She has helped clients from several industries, including automotive, medical, and consumer electronics, as well as a top East Coast research university manage its intellectual property portfolios.

She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

The law firm of Miller Canfield offers a broad array of integrated legal services in over 55 areas. With Michigan roots for 161 years and a global reach for two decades, the firm has offices in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, New York, Ohio, Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. For more information, visit

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