Melissa Brand is an associate in the firm's Boston office and member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. She focuses her practice on patent matters pertaining to pharmaceuticals, medical devices, software and business methods.
Ms. Brand has experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants at trial. She has represented clients from pre-litigation stages through appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She also has experience in defending both fact and expert witnesses at deposition, drafting pretrial submissions, arguing evidentiary disputes at trial, and preparing and directing expert witnesses at trial.
Ms. Brand recently returned to Latham in July 2015, after clerking for the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She received her JD magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, Ms. Brand worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable Marilyn L. Huff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Ms. Brand is also a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.