Janelle is a registered patent attorney. Her practice focuses on a wide range of IP matters, including preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications and counseling clients in the mechanical, biotechnology and chemical arts. In addition, she conducts patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis, and provides advice to clients on IP matters geared to avoid litigation.
Prior to joining Moyles IP, Janelle was a patent fellow of the Global Patent Operation at General Electric where she assisted in the management of their extensive patent portfolio prosecuting patent applications at the USPTO and other patent offices.
While attending law school, Janelle served as an executive editor of the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal. She also served as president of the University of Connecticut Law chapter of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project where she provided legal representation to individual refuges seeking resettlement.
Janelle is an avid runner and has participated in half marathon races in New York and Connecticut. She enjoys traveling and has served as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic.
Education University of Connecticut (JD, 2014; Certificates in both Intellectual Property Law and Energy and Environmental Law) Saint John’s University (BS in Biology, 2006; minor concentration in Chemistry)
Bar Admissions Janelle is admitted to practice in Connecticut, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Memberships Connecticut Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, CBA – executive board Earth Strong JA – board member
Presentations “Publishing Inventions and Users’ Rights,” WIPO – Seventh Advanced Research Forum on Intellectual Property Rights, May 2013
Awards CALI Award for Excellence – Clinic: Intellectual Property Law