Michele Mayberry

Michele L. Mayberry


IP Prosecution (Patent, Trademark & Copyright)
IP Litigation
IP Portfolio Management

Life Sciences; Energy; Medical Devices; Cosmetics; Pharmaceuticals; Software; Optoelectronics; Construction; Footwear

Michele Mayberry provides legal counseling and services relating to the procurement and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights.  Scientific areas of her practice include chemistry, biotechnology, electrical, and mechanical arts.

More specifically, Ms. Mayberry has patent related experience in cosmetics, food and beverages, medical devices, industrial tools, construction, photosensitive coatings, pharmaceuticals, software, mobile applications, e-commerce, molecular diagnostics, laboratory instrumentation, insecticides, athletic footwear, engines and electrical generators, nuclear power generators, aerospace, and optoelectronics.

Ms. Mayberry began her career as an Associate Attorney with Finnegan Henderson in Washington, DC.  Ms. Mayberry has extensive discovery-related litigation experience, including in taking and defending depositions of fact witnesses and identifying and working with scientific experts and economists to support and present case-specific liability and damages theories.  She also has experience in claim construction analysis and in preparing Markman briefs.

Ms. Mayberry's litigation experience enhances her ability to render prosecution advice and to provide opinions of counsel in the context of infringement and validity, patent prosecution, and licensing.  Ms. Mayberry additionally counsels clients in identifying, investigating, and resolving potential patent infringement situations through patent licensing and negotiation.  

Prior to law school, Ms. Mayberry was an Analytical Chemist in a Clinical and Forensic Toxicology lab.  During law school, she was assistant editor for the Food and Drug Law Journal; a law clerk with the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission; and an intern to the Hon. Thomas F. Hogan, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


J.D., George Washington University
B.S., Chemistry, George Mason University


District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


10 yrs in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology (1987-96)
B.S. Chemistry – George Mason (1996)
Private Practice since 1999
Registered Patent Agent (2000)
Clerk for Judge Hogan –
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Clerk for US International Trade Commission
Office of Unfair Import Investigations
Assistant Editor – Food and Drug Law Journal
J.D. – George Washington (1997-2001)
Finnegan Henderson (2000-2006)
Latimer & Mayberry IP Law, LLP (2006-2010)
Adjunct Professor, Virginia Tech (2008-present)
New River Valley IP Law, PC (2010-present)