Melissa Hickey is an associate with the firm’s Litigation practice, with a focus on intellectual property matters. She has represented individuals and corporations in trademark, false advertising, copyright, trade secret, and contract cases. Melissa counsels clients on best practices for procuring and enforcing intellectual property assets, and has experience handling trademark matters before the USPTO and preparing cases for arbitration, mediation, and litigation in state and federal court.
Before Lewis Kohn & Walker, Melissa worked at a boutique intellectual property law firm in San Diego, in addition to acquiring industry experience through a Qualcomm internship.
Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Davidson College and holds a Juris Doctor with an Intellectual Property Concentration from the University of San Diego. While a student at USD, Melissa was the Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Association, a recipient of the Student Leadership Scholarship, and co-captain of the ABA Negotiation Competition Team. She received the CALI Award for the Highest Grade in Tech Transfers Legal Practice.