Amy SalmelaPartner

Amy Salmela has over 20 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of patent prosecution and protection. An electrical engineer, Amy advises large North American and international clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, automotive, semiconductor, retail analytics, medical device and technology, software, consumer products, and high-end audio systems.

Amy handles all stages of patent prosecution. She conducts pre-filing searches and drafts patent applications, handles prosecution negotiations with the USPTO, and provides post-grant enforcement and defense counseling. Amy also helps clients with freedom to operate and clearance analyses as well as defensive positioning and opinion work.


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J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2000

University of Minnesota Law Review

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Management Minor, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2000, with honors



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