Mr. Melick’s practice includes patent prosecution in chemical arts with a focus on refinery and chemical plant technologies, resins, polymers, resist compositions and batteries. He also specializes in post-grant proceedings, including reexamination and reissue applications. Additionally, Mr. Melick provides legal opinions and counseling on patentability, patent validity and patent infringement.
Before joining WHDA, Mr. Melick was an Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and was a law clerk for The Honorable Paul J. Luckern and the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He also has prior experience as a chemical engineer at ExxonMobil designing and developing chemical plant monitoring applications and computer simulators for providing training to plant operators.
Outside of work, Mr. Melick is a USA Cycling licensed amateur bike racer participating in races in the Virginia Cycling and Mid-Atlantic Bike Racing organizations. He also enjoys golf.